AppDomain.Load Method (AssemblyName, Evidence)

Loads an Assembly given its AssemblyName.

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

Public Function Load ( _
	assemblyRef As AssemblyName, _
	assemblySecurity As Evidence _
) As Assembly
Dim instance As AppDomain
Dim assemblyRef As AssemblyName
Dim assemblySecurity As Evidence
Dim returnValue As Assembly

returnValue = instance.Load(assemblyRef, assemblySecurity)
public final Assembly Load (
	AssemblyName assemblyRef, 
	Evidence assemblySecurity
public final function Load (
	assemblyRef : AssemblyName, 
	assemblySecurity : Evidence
) : Assembly
Not applicable.



An object that describes the assembly to load.


Evidence for loading the assembly.

Return Value

The loaded assembly.

Exception typeCondition


assemblyRef is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic)


assemblyRef is not found.


assemblyRef is not a valid assembly.


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


The operation is 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 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