Declares that the calling code can access the resource protected by a permission demand through the code that calls this method, even if callers higher in the stack have not been granted permission to access the resource. Using can create security issues.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The call stack is typically represented as growing down, so that methods higher in the call stack call methods lower in the call stack. Calling prevents a stack walk originating lower in the call stack from proceeding up the call stack beyond the code that calls this method. Therefore, even if callers higher on the call stack do not have the requisite permissions to access a resource, they can still access it through the code that calls this method on the necessary permission. An assertion is effective only if the code that calls passes the security check for the permission that it is asserting.
The call to is effective until the calling code returns to its caller. Only one can be active on a frame. An attempt to call when an active exists on the frame results in a SecurityException. Call RevertAssert or RevertAll to remove an active .
is ignored for a permission not granted because a demand for that permission will not succeed. However, if code lower on the call stack calls Demand for that permission, a SecurityException is thrown when the stack walk reaches the code that tried to call . This happens because the code that called has not been granted the permission, even though it tried to it.
Because calling removes the requirement that all code in the call chain must be granted permission to access the specified resource, it can open up security issues if used incorrectly or inappropriately. Therefore, it should be used with great caution.
You cannot override this method.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
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