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AppDomain.CreateDomain Method (String)

Creates a new application domain with the specified name.

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

public static AppDomain CreateDomain(
	string friendlyName
)

Parameters

friendlyName
Type: System.String

The friendly name of the domain.

Return Value

Type: System.AppDomain
The newly created application domain.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

friendlyName is null.

The friendlyName parameter is intended to identify the domain in a manner that is meaningful to humans. This string should be suitable for display in user interfaces.

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

If the current application domain has an empty Evidence, SecurityException is thrown when creating a new application domain. 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
AppDomainSetup setup = new AppDomainSetup();
setup.ApplicationBase = "(some directory)";
setup.ConfigurationFile = "(some file)";

// Set up the Evidence
Evidence baseEvidence = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Evidence;
Evidence evidence = new Evidence(baseEvidence);
evidence.AddAssembly("(some assembly)");
evidence.AddHost("(some host)");

// Create the AppDomain      
AppDomain newDomain = 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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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