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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
)

Parameters

friendlyName
Type: System.String

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
Type: System.Security.Policy.Evidence

Evidence mapped through the security policy to establish a top-of-stack permission set. Pass null to use the evidence of the current application domain.

appBasePath
Type: System.String

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

appRelativeSearchPath
Type: System.String

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

shadowCopyFiles
Type: System.Boolean

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

Type: System.AppDomain
The newly created application domain.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

friendlyName is null.

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 null 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 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

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

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