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AppDomain.Load Method (String)

Loads an Assembly given its display name.

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

Public Function Load ( _
	assemblyString As String _
) As Assembly
Dim instance As AppDomain
Dim assemblyString As String
Dim returnValue As Assembly

returnValue = instance.Load(assemblyString)
public final Assembly Load (
	String assemblyString
public final function Load (
	assemblyString : String
) : Assembly



The display name of the assembly. See Assembly.FullName.

Return Value

The loaded assembly.

Exception typeCondition


assemblyString is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic)


assemblyString is not found.


assemblyString is not a valid assembly.


Operations are attempted on an unloaded application domain.


An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different evidences.

For more information, see the Load(AssemblyName) method overload.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0