AppDomain.CreateDomain Method (String, Evidence)

Creates a new application domain with the given name using the supplied evidence.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function CreateDomain ( _
	friendlyName As String, _
	securityInfo As Evidence _
) As AppDomain

Parameters

friendlyName
Type: System.String
The friendly name of the domain. This friendly name can be displayed in user interfaces to identify the domain. For more information, see FriendlyName.
securityInfo
Type: System.Security.Policy.Evidence
Evidence that establishes the identity of the code that runs in the application domain. Pass Nothing to use the evidence of the current application domain.

Return Value

Type: System.AppDomain
The newly created application domain.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

friendlyName is Nothing.

This method overload uses the AppDomainSetup information from the default application domain.

If securityInfo is not supplied, the evidence from the current application domain is used.

Important noteImportant

Do not use this method overload to create sandboxed application domains. Beginning with the .NET Framework version 4, the evidence that is supplied for securityInfo no longer affects the grant set of the application domain. Use the CreateDomain(String, Evidence, AppDomainSetup, PermissionSet, StrongName()) method overload to create sandboxed application domains.

The following sample demonstrates, in general, how to create a domain using one of the CreateDomain overloads.


' Set up the AppDomainSetup
Dim setup As New AppDomainSetup()
setup.ApplicationBase = "(some directory)"
setup.ConfigurationFile = "(some file)"

' Set up the Evidence
Dim baseEvidence As Evidence = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Evidence
Dim evidence As New Evidence(baseEvidence)
evidence.AddAssembly("(some assembly)")
evidence.AddHost("(some host)")

' Create the AppDomain
Dim newDomain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("newDomain", evidence, setup)


.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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