AppDomain.ExecuteAssemblyByName Method (String)
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The display name of the assembly. See Assembly.FullName.
Return ValueThe value returned by the entry point of the assembly.
assemblyName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
The assembly specified by assemblyName is not found.
The assembly specified by assemblyName is not a valid assembly.
Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and assemblyName was compiled with a later version.
The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.
The assembly specified by assemblyName was found, but could not be loaded.
The ExecuteAssemblyByName method provides similar functionality to the ExecuteAssembly method, but specifies the assembly by display name or AssemblyName rather than by file location. Therefore, ExecuteAssemblyByName loads assemblies with the Load method rather than with the LoadFile method.
The assembly begins executing at the entry point specified in the .NET Framework header.
This method does not create a new process or application domain, and it does not execute the entry point method on a new thread.
- FileIOPermission for access to read from a file or directory, for access to the information in the path itself, and for redirecting a display name to a path. Associated enumerations: FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, FileIOPermissionAccess.PathDiscovery.
- WebPermission for access to a Web site, when a display name is redirected to a URL.
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 EditionThe Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.