AppDomain.ExecuteAssemblyByName Method (String, String)
Executes the assembly given its display name, using the specified arguments.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
- Type: System.String
Command-line arguments to pass when starting the process.
Return ValueType: System.Int32
The value that is 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.
assemblyName was compiled with a later version of the common language runtime than the version that is currently loaded.
The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.
The specified assembly has no entry point.
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.
This method does not create a new process or application domain, and it does not execute the entry point method on a new thread.
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.
for access to a Web site, when a display name is redirected to a URL.
to execute a console application. Associated enumeration: PermissionState.Unrestricted.
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.