Package.CreateInstance Method

Creates the specified COM object using the Visual Studio's local registry CLSID object.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.10.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.10.0.dll)


Public Function CreateInstance ( _
    ByRef clsid As Guid, _
    ByRef iid As Guid, _
    type As Type _
) As Object
public Object CreateInstance(
    ref Guid clsid,
    ref Guid iid,
    Type type
Object^ CreateInstance(
    Guid% clsid, 
    Guid% iid, 
    Type^ type
member CreateInstance : 
        clsid:Guid byref * 
        iid:Guid byref * 
        type:Type -> Object 
public function CreateInstance(
    clsid : Guid, 
    iid : Guid, 
    type : Type
) : Object


  • clsid
    Type: System.Guid%
    The CLSID of the object to create.
  • iid
    Type: System.Guid%
    The interface IID the object implements.
  • type
    Type: System.Type
    The managed type of the object to return.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of the created object.


The CreateInstance method creates the specified object using the Visual Studio local registry CLSID object. After creation it is cast to the given type. If Visual Studio cannot create it for any reason, the package uses Activator.CreatInstance. This allows managed classes to be registered in local to the particular Visual Studio version in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\clsid.

.NET Framework Security

See Also


Package Class

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell Namespace