Activator.CreateInstance Method (ActivationContext, String[])

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Creates an instance of the type designated by the specified ActivationContext object and activated with the specified custom activation data.

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

public static ObjectHandle CreateInstance (
	ActivationContext activationContext,
	string[] activationCustomData
public static ObjectHandle CreateInstance (
	ActivationContext activationContext, 
	String[] activationCustomData
public static function CreateInstance (
	activationContext : ActivationContext, 
	activationCustomData : String[]
) : ObjectHandle



An activation context object that specifies the object to create.


An array of Unicode strings that contain custom activation data.

Return Value

A handle that must be unwrapped to access the newly created object.

Use the ObjectHandle.Unwrap method to unwrap the return value.

The activation context is used during manifest-based activation to set up the domain policy and provide an application-based security model. The ActivationContext class contains an ApplicationIdentity object that provides access to the application manifest. For more information, see the ApplicationSecurityManager class.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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

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