CreateInstance Method (String, String)

_AppDomain.CreateInstance Method (String, String)

Provides COM objects with version-independent access to the AppDomain.CreateInstance method.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

ObjectHandle CreateInstance(
	string assemblyName,
	string typeName


Type: System.String
The display name of the assembly. See Assembly.FullName.
Type: System.String
The fully qualified name of the requested type, including the namespace but not the assembly, as returned by the Type.FullName property.

Return Value

Type: System.Runtime.Remoting.ObjectHandle
An object that is a wrapper for the new instance specified by typeName. The return value needs to be unwrapped to access the real object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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