AppDomain.CreateDomain Method (String, Evidence, String, String, Boolean)

Creates a new application domain with the given name, using evidence, application base path, relative search path, and a parameter that specifies whether a shadow copy of an assembly is to be loaded into the application domain.

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

public static AppDomain CreateDomain (
	string friendlyName,
	Evidence securityInfo,
	string appBasePath,
	string appRelativeSearchPath,
	bool shadowCopyFiles
)
public static AppDomain CreateDomain (
	String friendlyName, 
	Evidence securityInfo, 
	String appBasePath, 
	String appRelativeSearchPath, 
	boolean shadowCopyFiles
)
public static function CreateDomain (
	friendlyName : String, 
	securityInfo : Evidence, 
	appBasePath : String, 
	appRelativeSearchPath : String, 
	shadowCopyFiles : boolean
) : AppDomain
Not applicable.

Parameters

friendlyName

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

Evidence mapped through the security policy to establish a top-of-stack permission set. Pass a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) to use the evidence of the current application domain.

appBasePath

The base directory that the assembly resolver uses to probe for assemblies. For more information, see BaseDirectory.

appRelativeSearchPath

The path relative to the base directory where the assembly resolver should probe for private assemblies. For more information, see RelativeSearchPath.

shadowCopyFiles

If true, a shadow copy of an assembly is loaded into this application domain. For more information, see ShadowCopyFiles and Shadow Copying Assemblies.

Return Value

The newly created application domain.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

friendlyName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) 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 sample 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);

// Set up the AppDomainSetup
AppDomainSetup setUp = new AppDomainSetup();
setUp.set_ApplicationBase("(some directory)");
setUp.set_ConfigurationFile("(some file)");
// Set up the Evidence
Evidence baseEvidence = AppDomain.get_CurrentDomain().get_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 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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