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HttpServerUtility.CreateObject Method (String)

Creates a server instance of a COM object identified by the object's programmatic identifier (ProgID).

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

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Unrestricted = true)]
public Object CreateObject(
	string progID


Type: System.String
The class or type of object to create an instance of.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The new object.


An instance of the object could not be created.

The following example creates an object by using the object's ProgID.

Object MyObject;
MyObject = Server.CreateObject("Acme.Component.3");

.NET Framework

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

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.