C# - Creating A Generic IList Instance Using Reflection?

Feb 4, 2010

I am trying to create a generic list of objects using reflection. The below code throws an error Cannot create an instance of an interface. . I could change the IList to List and it works fine, but I was wondering if there is way to get this working with an IList.

var name = typeof (IList<T>).AssemblyQualifiedName;
Type type = Type.GetType(name);
var list = Activator.CreateInstance(type);

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