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
Dim clsid As Guid
Dim returnValue As Type

returnValue = Type.GetTypeFromCLSID(clsid)
public static Type GetTypeFromCLSID (
	Guid clsid
public static function GetTypeFromCLSID (
	clsid : Guid
) : Type



The CLSID of the type to get.

Return Value

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

import System.*;

class MyGetTypeFromCLSID
    public static void main(String[] args)
        // Create a GUID object by passing the clsid parameter.
        Guid myGuid1 = new Guid("1AE77DA4-1063-4ab3-BCD2-085B001EFB97");

        // Get the type object associated with the CLSID.
        Type myType1 = Type.GetTypeFromCLSID(myGuid1);

        // Display the GUID.

        // Convert the GUID to a string.
    } //main
} //MyGetTypeFromCLSID

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

Community Additions