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GUID is used for?

Posted on 2006-06-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
Hi, i have been reading up on interop recently and i have found out there are many codes that requires the use of GUID. May i know what is a GUID for? and how can i get a GUID?
Question by:jaxrpc
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Expert Comment

ID: 16905292
GUID = Globally Unique IDentifier.

One way to "get" a guid is from SQL as a "NewId"

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lojk earned 100 total points
ID: 16905372
.net has a createguid function i believe but ive never really had any reason to use it.. It usually adds GUIDs itself where it needs them (i.e .net Components that are exposed via COM)...
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ZeonFlash earned 400 total points
ID: 16906061
The function that lojk referred to is:

Dim Guid As String = System.Guid.NewGuid().ToString()

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ID: 16906249
yep... thats the monkey...

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