AddInStore.RebuildAddIns Method (String)


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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)

Public Shared Function RebuildAddIns (
	addInsFolderPath As String
) As 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.

Exception Condition

A segment directory is missing from the pipeline directory structure.


There is an access violation to the pipeline directory structure.


addInsFolderPath is null.


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.


for the ability to read and update the add-in folder. Associated enumerations: FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, FileIOPermissionAccess.Write. Security action: Demand.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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