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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Convert String to type via the string

    This is what I have.

    String TypeName; //This is passed in from the webPage.
    Type objectType = typeof(TOG.PJM.Entities.Nodes);
    //Type objectType = Type.GetType(TypeName);
    _objectGraph = Activator.CreateInstance(objectType);
    return _objectGraph;

    I have two seperate projects and namespaces that seperate the Class that I'm tring to pull the type of and this method that returns the type of the class in the other project/namespace. The only thing I have is the string TypeName which contains "TOG.PJM.Entites.Nodes, TOG.PJM". You can see that I use that in the commented out line, and that's what I want, but unless I use the typeof first it acts as if it can't see the Nodes class. But if I have the typeof first, as I do here and I uncommented out that line, it would work just fine.

    Sorry if this is confusing.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Portland, OR
    Why not use the overload of CreateInstance that accepts the type name as a string?
    Phil Weber

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