IGetActivationFactory IGetActivationFactory IGetActivationFactory IGetActivationFactory Interface


Defines the implementation for a type that retrieves activation factories.

public : interface IGetActivationFactorypublic interface IGetActivationFactoryPublic Interface IGetActivationFactory// This API is not available in Javascript.
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


For typical apps (those that use C#, Visual Basic, C++/CX or JavaScript for programming language), this interface should be considered as an infrastructure piece that the overall Windows Runtime programming experience uses as an implementation detail. There are no common app development scenarios that rely on implementing or using the IGetActivationFactory interface directly.

The scenario that IGetActivationFactory supports is if you are defining Windows Runtime components using WRL, which are packaged as separate executables. In this case, there is no automatic activation as part of the app model, and the component is responsible for the activation of its classes prior to use (through various APIs in the Windows.ApplicationModel.Core namespace). For a sample that illustrates how to implement this, see Creating a EXE component with C++ sample.

Notes to implementers

The implementation of a type that supports this interface must have a method called GetActivationFactory that takes an Activation ID (ACID) as a parameter and returns a type that implements IActivationFactory.


GetActivationFactory(String) GetActivationFactory(String) GetActivationFactory(String) GetActivationFactory(String)

Retrieves the implementation of an activation factory.

public : PlatForm::Object GetActivationFactory(PlatForm::String activatableClassId)public object GetActivationFactory(String activatableClassId)Public Function GetActivationFactory(activatableClassId As String) As object// This API is not available in Javascript.
PlatForm::String String String String

The Activation ID (ACID) of the activatable type produced by the factory.

PlatForm::Object object object object

An instance of an activation factory type. This type must implement IActivationFactory.