Retrieving Setup Information from an Application Domain

Each instance of an application domain consists of both properties and AppDomainSetup information. You can retrieve setup information from an application domain using the System.AppDomain class. This class provides several members that retrieve configuration information about an application domain.

You can also query the AppDomainSetup object for the application domain to obtain setup information that was passed to the domain when it was created.

The following example creates a new application domain and then prints several member values to the console.


using System;
using System.Reflection;

class AppDomain3
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create the new application domain.
        AppDomain domain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("MyDomain", null);

        // Output to the console.
        Console.WriteLine("Host domain: " + AppDomain.CurrentDomain.FriendlyName);
        Console.WriteLine("New domain: " + domain.FriendlyName);
        Console.WriteLine("Application base is: " + domain.BaseDirectory);
        Console.WriteLine("Relative search path is: " + domain.RelativeSearchPath);
        Console.WriteLine("Shadow copy files is set to: " + domain.ShadowCopyFiles);
        AppDomain.Unload(domain);
    }
}


The following example sets, and then retrieves, setup information for an application domain. Note that AppDomain.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase gets the configuration information.


using System;
using System.Reflection;

class AppDomain5
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Application domain setup information.
        AppDomainSetup domaininfo = new AppDomainSetup();
        domaininfo.ApplicationBase = "f:\\work\\development\\latest";
        domaininfo.ConfigurationFile = "f:\\work\\development\\latest\\appdomain5.exe.config";

        // Creates the application domain.
        AppDomain domain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("MyDomain", null, domaininfo);

        // Write the application domain information to the console.
        Console.WriteLine("Host domain: " + AppDomain.CurrentDomain.FriendlyName);
        Console.WriteLine("Child domain: " + domain.FriendlyName);
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Application base is: " + domain.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase);
        Console.WriteLine("Configuration file is: " + domain.SetupInformation.ConfigurationFile);

        // Unloads the application domain.
        AppDomain.Unload(domain);
    }
}


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