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AppDomain.Load Method (String)

Updated: March 2011

Loads an Assembly given its display name.

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

public Assembly Load(
	string assemblyString
)

Parameters

assemblyString
Type: System.String

The display name of the assembly. See Assembly.FullName.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
The loaded assembly.

Implements

_AppDomain.Load(String)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

assemblyString is null

FileNotFoundException

assemblyString is not found.

BadImageFormatException

assemblyString is not a valid assembly.

-or-

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

AppDomainUnloadedException

The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.

FileLoadException

An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different evidences.

This method should be used only to load an assembly into the current application domain. This method is provided as a convenience for interoperability callers who cannot call the static Assembly.Load method. To load assemblies into other application domains, use a method such as CreateInstanceAndUnwrap.

For information that is common to all overloads of this method, see the Load(AssemblyName) method overload.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Date

History

Reason

March 2011

Clarified that this method is not for loading assemblies into other application domains.

Customer feedback.

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