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Type.GetTypeFromCLSID Method (Guid)

Gets the type associated with the specified class identifier (CLSID).

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

Public Shared Function GetTypeFromCLSID ( _
	clsid As Guid _
) As Type


Type: System.Guid
The CLSID of the type to get.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
System.__ComObject regardless of whether the CLSID is valid.

The following example retrieves a GUID by passing the clsid parameter to the constructor of the Guid structure, and then retrieves the type associated with the specified class identifier (CLSID).

Imports System
Class MyGetTypeFromCLSID
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Create  a GUID object by passing the clsid parameter.
        Dim myGuid1 As New Guid("1AE77DA4-1063-4ab3-BCD2-085B001EFB97")
        ' Get the type associated with the CLSID.
        Dim myType1 As Type = Type.GetTypeFromCLSID(myGuid1)
        ' Display the GUID.
        ' Convert the GUID to a string.
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'MyGetTypeFromCLSID

.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.