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How to create a new object instance from a Type

"One may not always know the Type of an object at compile-time, but may need to create an instance of the Type.

How do you get a new object instance from a Type?"

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Guest [Entry]

"The Activator class within the root System namespace is pretty powerful.

There are a lot of overloads for passing parameters to the constructor and such. Check out the documentation at:


or (new path)


Here are some simple examples:

ObjectType instance = (ObjectType)Activator.CreateInstance(objectType);

ObjectType instance = (ObjectType)Activator.CreateInstance(""MyAssembly"",""MyNamespace.ObjectType"");"
Guest [Entry]

"ObjectType instance = (ObjectType)Activator.CreateInstance(objectType);

The Activator class has a generic variant that makes this a bit easier:

ObjectType instance = Activator.CreateInstance<ObjectType>();"