Activator.CreateInstance Method (ActivationContext, String[])

Creates an instance of the type that is 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
Not applicable.



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 to 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 Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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