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
'Usage
Dim friendlyName As String 
Dim securityInfo As Evidence 
Dim returnValue As AppDomain 

returnValue = AppDomain.CreateDomain(friendlyName, _
	securityInfo)

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 mapped through the security policy to establish a top-of-stack permission set. 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.

If the current application domain has an empty Evidence, SecurityException is thrown when creating a new application domain and passing Nothing for securityInfo. An empty Evidence always results in an empty grant set. For example, a default application domain can have an empty Evidence if it is created from unmanaged code.

The following example 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)

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, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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