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Assembly.LoadWithPartialName Method (String)

Note: This API is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is Load.

Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("This method has been deprecated. Please use Assembly.Load() instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public static Assembly LoadWithPartialName(
	string partialName
)

Parameters

partialName
Type: System.String

The display name of the assembly.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
The loaded assembly. If partialName is not found, this method returns null.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The partialName parameter is null.

BadImageFormatException

assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.

-or-

Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and partialName was compiled with a later version.

Applications that load assemblies with this method will be affected by upgrades of those assemblies. Therefore, do not use this method; redesign the application to use the Load(String) method overload or the LoadFrom(String) method overload.

This method first calls Load. If the assembly is not found, this method returns the assembly from the global assembly cache that has the same simple name, and the highest version number.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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