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What actually does the createObject(Point.getClsid()) do?Does it create a new Point Object,and return the class id of the Point.Does it mean that each point created will have the same class id.

I went through ESRI documentation but all it said was Identify class ID for an object.

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This is related to COM.

A CLSID is a globally unique identifier that identifies a COM class object. If your server or container allows linking to its embedded objects, you need to register a CLSID for each supported class of objects.

In .NET though, it seems like these are now being called "progIDs", for example in the CreateObject documentation.

It looks like .getClsid is a static (or shared) method in this case. However I don't see one for the ESRI.ArcGIS.Geometry.PointClass in C#.

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