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IPermission.Demand Method

Throws a SecurityException at run time if the security requirement is not met.

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

void Demand()

This method is typically used by secure libraries to ensure that callers have permission to access a resource. For example, a file class in a secure class library calls Demand for the necessary FileIOPermission before performing a file operation requested by the caller.

Although the majority of the classes that implement this interface method satisfy the security criteria by performing a full stack walk, a stack walk is not necessarily performed. An example of an implementation that does not perform a stack walk is PrincipalPermission.Demand.

When a stack walk is performed, the permissions of the code that calls this method are not examined; the check begins from the immediate caller of that code and proceeds up the stack. The call stack is typically represented as growing down, so that methods higher in the call stack call methods lower in the call stack. Demand succeeds only if no SecurityException is raised.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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

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

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