AddInEnvironment Class

AddInEnvironment Class

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Provides access to the application domain and process of an add-in.

Namespace:   System.AddIn.Hosting
Assembly:  System.AddIn (in System.AddIn.dll)

System.Object
  System.AddIn.Hosting.AddInEnvironment

public sealed class AddInEnvironment

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodAddInEnvironment(AppDomain)

Initializes a new instance of the AddInEnvironment class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyProcess

Gets the AddInProcess object that represents the process in which the add-in is running.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Use this class to load add-ins into a desired environment, which can be one of the following:

  • An existing application domain for which you have the AppDomain object.

  • An application domain that was automatically generated to activate an add-in.

  • An existing external process.

To obtain the AddInEnvironment object for an add-in, pass the add-in's application domain to the AddInEnvironment class constructor. Alternatively, you can use the AddInEnvironment property of the AddInController class to obtain the add-in's AddInEnvironment object.

After you obtain the AddInEnvironment object, you can do the following:

  • Pass that AddInEnvironment object to the appropriate Activate<T> method overload. The add-in will be activated in the application domain and process that is represented by the AddInEnvironment object.

  • Use the Process property to obtain an AddInProcess object. Then pass that object to the appropriate Activate<T> method overload. The add-in will be activated in the process that is represented by the AddInProcess object but in a new application domain.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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