AppDomain.ExecuteAssemblyByName Method (String, Evidence)
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public function ExecuteAssemblyByName ( assemblyName : String, assemblySecurity : Evidence ) : int
The display name of the assembly. See Assembly.FullName.
Evidence for loading the assembly.
Return ValueThe value returned by the entry point of the assembly.
assemblyName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
The assembly specified by assemblyName is not found.
The assembly specified by assemblyName was found, but could not be loaded.
The assembly specified by assemblyName is not a valid assembly.
Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and assemblyName was compiled with a later version.
The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.
The ExecuteAssemblyByName method provides similar functionality to the ExecuteAssembly method, but specifies the assembly by display name or AssemblyName rather than by file location. Therefore, ExecuteAssemblyByName loads assemblies with the Load method rather than with the LoadFile method.
The assembly begins executing at the entry point specified in the .NET Framework header.
The ExecuteAssemblyByName method does not create a new process or application domain, and it does not execute the entry point method on a new thread.
When you use the ExecuteAssemblyByName method with an Evidence parameter, pieces of evidence are merged. Pieces of evidence supplied as an argument to the ExecuteAssemblyByName method supersede pieces of evidence supplied by the loader.
- FileIOPermission for access to read from a file or directory, for access to the information in the path itself, and for redirecting a display name to a path. Associated enumerations: FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, FileIOPermissionAccess.PathDiscovery.
- SecurityPermission to load an assembly with evidence. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlEvidence.
- WebPermission for access to a Web site, when a display name is redirected to a URL.
Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter EditionThe Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.