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MSDN Library

Marshal.GenerateProgIdForType Method

Returns a programmatic identifier (ProgID) for the specified type.

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

public static string GenerateProgIdForType(
	Type type
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The type to get a ProgID for.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The ProgID of the specified type.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The type parameter is not a class that can be create by COM. The class must be public, have a public default constructor, and be COM visible.

ArgumentNullException

The type parameter is null.

If the type has a ProgID in the metadata, that ProgID is returned. Otherwise, a ProgID is generated based on the fully qualified name of the type.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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