Type.IsCOMObject Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is a COM object.

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

public bool IsCOMObject { get; }
/** @property */
public final boolean get_IsCOMObject ()

public final function get IsCOMObject () : boolean

Property Value

true if the Type is a COM object; otherwise, false.

This method returns false for COM interfaces because they are not objects. COM interfaces can be implemented by Microsoft .NET Framework objects.

You can also load a COM class and get a Type object for that COM class by using the Type Library Importer (Tlbimp.exe) tool.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property applies to the generic type definition from which the type was constructed. For example, if the current Type represents MyGenericType<int> (MyGenericType(Of Integer) in Visual Basic), the value of this property is determined by MyGenericType<T>.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this property always returns false.

The following example shows a use of the IsCOMObject property.

public class MarshalWrapper {
    [SecurityPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags=SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
    public void MarshalMethod() {
        Object obj;
        obj = Marshal.GetActiveObject("Excel.Application");
        if (Marshal.IsComObject(obj)) {

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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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0