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AppDomain.CurrentDomain Property

Gets the current application domain for the current Thread.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly Property CurrentDomain As AppDomain
'Usage
Dim value As AppDomain 

value = AppDomain.CurrentDomain

Property Value

Type: System.AppDomain
The current application domain.

The following code example creates a new application domain, using evidence from the current application domain. The CurrentDomain property is used to obtain an AppDomain object that represents the current application domain, and the evidence is obtained using the Evidence property. The FriendlyName property provides the name of the current application domain, which is then displayed at the command line.

Class ADSetupInformation

    Shared Sub Main()

        Dim root As AppDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain

        Dim setup As New AppDomainSetup()
        setup.ApplicationBase = _
            root.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase & "MyAppSubfolder\" 

        Dim domain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("MyDomain", Nothing, setup)

        Console.WriteLine("Application base of {0}:" & vbCrLf & vbTab & "{1}", _
            root.FriendlyName, root.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase)
        Console.WriteLine("Application base of {0}:" & vbCrLf & vbTab & "{1}", _
            domain.FriendlyName, domain.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase)

        AppDomain.Unload(domain)
    End Sub 
End Class 

' This example produces output similar to the following: 

'Application base of MyApp.exe: 
'        C:\Program Files\MyApp\ 
'Application base of MyDomain: 
'        C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyAppSubfolder\

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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