IHostAssemblyStore Interface


Provides methods that allow a host to load assemblies and modules independently of the common language runtime (CLR).

ProvideAssembly MethodGets a reference to an assembly that is not referenced by the ICLRAssemblyReferenceList returned from a call to IHostAssemblyManager::GetNonHostStoreAssemblies.
ProvideModule MethodResolves a module within an assembly or a linked (not embedded) resource file.

IHostAssemblyStore provides a way for a host to load assemblies efficiently based on assembly identity. The host loads assemblies by returning IStream instances that point directly at the bytes.

The CLR determines whether a host has implemented IHostAssemblyStore by calling IHostAssemblyManager::GetNonHostAssemblyStores upon initialization. This allows the host, for example, to control binding to user assemblies, but to rely on the runtime to bind to .NET Framework assemblies.

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In providing an implementation of IHostAssemblyStore, the host specifies its intent to resolve all assemblies that are not referenced by the ICLRAssemblyReferenceList returned from IHostAssemblyManager::GetNonHostStoreAssemblies.

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The .NET Framework version 2.0 does not provide a way for the host to load the native image of an assembly, as provided by the Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe) utility.

Platforms: See System Requirements.

Header: MSCorEE.h

Library: Included as a resource in MSCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Versions: Available since 2.0

ICLRAssemblyReferenceList Interface
IHostAssemblyManager Interface
Hosting Interfaces