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Posted 31 Jan 2012

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Alternative to Activator.CreateInstance

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31 Jan 2012CPOL
And why don't you just do this?public static T Create() where T : class, new(){ return new T();}

And why don't you just do this?

public static T Create<T>() where T : class, new()
    return new T();


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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
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GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Have you even taken the time to read... Pin
Dean Oliver31-Jan-12 19:20
MemberDean Oliver31-Jan-12 19:20 
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Have you even taken the time to read this tip and trick. The whole point of this tip is to instantiate an object dynamically at runtime when you don't know the type. Here you are passing in a type at compile-time that you will know. This a very poor alternative no thought and research was done.

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