<probing> Element

 

Specifies application base subdirectories for the common language runtime to search when loading assemblies.

<configuration>
<runtime>
<assemblyBinding>
<probing>

<probing privatePath="paths"/>  

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

AttributeDescription
privatePathRequired attribute.

Specifies subdirectories of the application's base directory that might contain assemblies. Delimit each subdirectory with a semicolon.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

ElementDescription
assemblyBindingContains information about assembly version redirection and the locations of assemblies.
configurationThe root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
runtimeContains information about assembly binding and garbage collection.

The following example shows how to specify application base subdirectories the runtime should search for assemblies.

<configuration>  
   <runtime>  
      <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">  
         <probing privatePath="bin;bin2\subbin;bin3"/>  
      </assemblyBinding>  
   </runtime>  
</configuration>  

Runtime Settings Schema
Configuration File Schema
Specifying an Assembly's Location
How the Runtime Locates Assemblies

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