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AddInStore.RebuildAddIns Method

Rebuilds the add-in cache and includes new add-ins from a specified root directory.

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

static member RebuildAddIns : 
        addInsFolderPath:string -> string[] 


Type: System.String

The path of the directory that contains one or more subdirectories of add-ins.

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
A collection of strings that describe warnings as the pipeline segments are evaluated.


A segment directory is missing from the pipeline directory structure.


There is an access violation to the pipeline directory structure.


addInsFolderPath is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Caller does not have both read and write access permissions to the location that is specified by addInsFolderPath.

Call this method if your add-ins are outside the pipeline directory structure.

Use this method only when there may be a problem with the cache and it must be rebuilt. For faster performance, use the UpdateAddIns method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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