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AddInEnvironment Class

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

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

public sealed class AddInEnvironment

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 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 method overload. The add-in will be activated in the process that is represented by the AddInProcess object but in a new application domain.

System.Object
  System.AddIn.Hosting.AddInEnvironment

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5
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