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AutomationFactory.GetObject Method

Silverlight

Gets a reference to the previously activated and currently running Automation server with the specified programmatic identifier (ProgID).

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices.Automation
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetObject ( _
	progID As String _
) As Object

Parameters

progID
Type: System.String
The ProgID of the registered Automation server to retrieve a reference to.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A late-bound reference to the specified Automation server.

ExceptionCondition
Exception

No object was found registered for the specified progID.

You must assign the return value to a variable of type Object in Visual Basic and type dynamic in C#. This enables you to use the reference as a late-bound object.

For more information about Automation, see Automation.

The following code example demonstrates how to use this method.

This example is part of a larger example in How to: Use Automation in Trusted Applications.


Private outlook As Object

Private Function InitializeOutlook() As Boolean

    Try
        ' If GetObject throws an exception, then Outlook is 
        ' either not running or is not available.
        outlook = AutomationFactory.GetObject("Outlook.Application")
        Return True
    Catch
        Try
            ' Start Outlook and display the Inbox, but minimize 
            ' it to avoid hiding the Silverlight application.
            outlook =
                AutomationFactory.CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
            outlook.Session.GetDefaultFolder(6).Display() ' 6 = Inbox
            outlook.ActiveWindow.WindowState = 1  ' minimized
            Return True
        Catch
            ' Outlook is unavailable.
            Return False
        End Try
    End Try

End Function


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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