Assembly::LoadWithPartialName Method (String^, Evidence^)


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Note: This API is now obsolete.

Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name. The assembly is loaded into the domain of the caller using the supplied evidence.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("This method has been deprecated. Please use Assembly.Load() instead.")]
static Assembly^ LoadWithPartialName(
	String^ partialName,
	Evidence^ securityEvidence


Type: System::String^

The display name of the assembly.

Type: System.Security.Policy::Evidence^

Evidence for loading the assembly.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection::Assembly^

The loaded assembly. If partialName is not found, this method returns null.

Exception Condition

An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different sets of evidence.


The partialName parameter is null.


assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.


Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and partialName was compiled with a later version.


The LoadWithPartialName(String^, Evidence^) method is obsolete and has been retained for backward compatibility. The non-obsolete alternative is Assembly::Load(String^).

Evidence is the set of information that constitutes input to security policy decisions, such as what permissions can be granted to code.

Applications that load assemblies with this method will be affected by upgrades of those assemblies. Therefore, do not use this method; redesign the application to use the Load method or the LoadFrom method.

This method first calls Load. If the assembly is not found, this method returns the assembly from the global assembly cache that has the same simple name, and the highest version number.


for calling unmanaged code and to load an assembly with evidence. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag::ControlEvidence

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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