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exception Invalid Cast Exception : Specified cast is not valid

The below mentioend C# code snippnet will be executed while loading an usercontrol at its design time, but it throws an exception Invalid Cast Exception : Specified cast is not valid while executing this line Screen screen = Activator.CreateInstance(type,null ) as Screen ; however, the same code is executing properly when it is deployed as run time. can anybody help me out to resolve this problem ? string asmName = listBox3.SelectedItem.ToString (); Assembly asm = (Assembly) asmList[asmName]; listBox4.Items.Clear (); foreach(Type type in asm.GetTypes()) { if(type.IsClass && type.IsSubclassOf(typeof(Screen))) { Screen screen = Activator.CreateInstance(type,null ) as Screen ; // this line thrown an exception if(!classList.Contains (type.Name )) classList.Add (type.Name, screen); else classList[type.Name] = screen;

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PC Pop Catalin June 8, 2005 10:09 AM

just try using other overload of the CreateInstance Method try System.Activator.CreateInstance(System.Type type) >The below mentioend C# code snippnet will be executed while loading an usercontrol at its design time, but it throws an exception Invalid Cast Exception : Specified cast is not valid >while executing this line >Screen screen = Activator.CreateInstance(type,null ) as Screen ; > >however, the same code is executing properly when it is deployed as run time. > >can anybody help me out to resolve this problem ? > >string asmName = listBox3.SelectedItem.ToString (); >Assembly asm = (Assembly) asmList[asmName]; >listBox4.Items.Clear (); > >foreach(Type type in asm.GetTypes()) >{ >if(type.IsClass && type.IsSubclassOf(typeof(Screen))) > { >Screen screen = Activator.CreateInstance(type,null ) as Screen ; // this line thrown an exception > >if(!classList.Contains (type.Name )) > classList.Add (type.Name, screen); >else > classList[type.Name] = screen; >

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