Specifies the assembly that provides the application domain manager for the default application domain in the process.
The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.
Required attribute. Specifies the display name of the assembly that provides the application domain manager for the default application domain in the process.
The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
Contains information about assembly binding and garbage collection.
To specify the type of the application domain manager, you must specify both this element and the <appDomainManagerType> element. If either of these elements is not specified, the other is ignored.
When the default application domain is loaded, TypeLoadException is thrown if the specified assembly does not exist or if the assembly does not contain the type specified by the <appDomainManagerType> element; and the process fails to start. If the assembly is found but the version information does not match, a FileLoadException is thrown.
When you specify the application domain manager type for the default application domain, other application domains created from the default application domain inherit the application domain manager type. Use the AppDomainSetup.AppDomainManagerType and AppDomainSetup.AppDomainManagerAssembly properties to specify a different application domain manager type for a new application domain.
Specifying the application domain manager type requires the application to have full trust. (For example, an application running on the desktop has full trust.) If the application does not have full trust, a TypeLoadException is thrown.
For the format of the assembly display name, see the Assembly.FullName property.
This configuration element is available only in the .NET Framework version 4 and later.
The following example shows how to specify that the application domain manager for the default application domain of a process is the MyMgr type in the AdMgrExample assembly.
<configuration> <runtime> <appDomainManagerType value="MyMgr" /> <appDomainManagerAssembly value="AdMgrExample, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=6856bccf150f00b3" /> </runtime> </configuration>