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BuildManager.GetObjectFactory Method

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Gets an object factory for the specified virtual path.

Namespace:  System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static IWebObjectFactory GetObjectFactory(
	string virtualPath,
	bool throwIfNotFound


Type: System.String

The virtual path.

Type: System.Boolean

true to throw an error if the virtual path does not exist; otherwise, false. If the virtual path does not exist and throwIfNotFound is false, this method returns null.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Util.IWebObjectFactory
The object factory.


The virtual path does not exist.


A higher-level exception already existed when this method was called.


This method was called while the compilation process was building top-level files.


This is a precompiled application and the virtual path was not found in the cache.


A circular reference was detected.

This method returns an object that enables you to generate a type by compiling the virtual path. It returns an object regardless of whether the Web site is precompiled.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4
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