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AppDomain.ClearShadowCopyPath Method

NOTE: This method is now obsolete.

Resets the list of directories containing shadow copied assemblies to the empty string ("").

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("AppDomain.ClearShadowCopyPath has been deprecated. Please investigate the use of AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyDirectories instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")] 
public void ClearShadowCopyPath ()
/** @attribute ObsoleteAttribute("AppDomain.ClearShadowCopyPath has been deprecated. Please investigate the use of AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyDirectories instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202") */ 
public final void ClearShadowCopyPath ()
ObsoleteAttribute("AppDomain.ClearShadowCopyPath has been deprecated. Please investigate the use of AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyDirectories instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202") 
public final function ClearShadowCopyPath ()

Exception typeCondition

AppDomainUnloadedException

Operations are attempted on an unloaded application domain.

The shadow copy path is a list of directories where shadow copied assemblies are stored.

For more information, see AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyDirectories.

using System;
using System.Security.Policy;  //for evidence object
namespace AppDomainSnippets
{
	class ADShadowCopy
	{
		static void Main(string[] args)
		{

			AppDomainSetup setup = new AppDomainSetup();
			// Shadow copying will not work unless the application has a name.
			setup.ApplicationName = "MyApplication";

			//Create evidence for the new application domain from evidence of
			// current application domain.
			Evidence adevidence = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Evidence;
			
			// Create a new application domain.
			AppDomain domain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("MyDomain", adevidence, setup);
			
			// MyAssembly.dll is located in the Assemblies subdirectory.
			domain.AppendPrivatePath("Assemblies");
			// MyOtherAssembly.dll and MyThirdAssembly.dll are located in the
			// MoreAssemblies subdirectory.
			domain.AppendPrivatePath("MoreAssemblies");
			// Display the relative search path.
			Console.WriteLine("RelativeSearchPath: " + domain.RelativeSearchPath);
			// Because Load returns an Assembly object, the assemblies must be
			// loaded into the current domain as well. This will fail unless the
			// current domain also has these directories in its search path.
			AppDomain.CurrentDomain.AppendPrivatePath("Assemblies");
			AppDomain.CurrentDomain.AppendPrivatePath("MoreAssemblies");
			
			// Save shadow copies to C:\Cache
			domain.SetCachePath("C:\\Cache");
			// Shadow copy only the assemblies in the Assemblies directory.
			domain.SetShadowCopyPath(domain.BaseDirectory + "Assemblies");
			// Turn shadow copying on.
			domain.SetShadowCopyFiles();
			
			// This will be copied.
			// You must supply a valid fully qualified assembly name here. 
			domain.Load("Assembly1 text name, Version, Culture, PublicKeyToken");
			// This will not be copied.
			// You must supply a valid fully qualified assembly name here. 
			domain.Load("Assembly2 text name, Version, Culture, PublicKeyToken");
			
			// When the shadow copy path is cleared, the CLR will make shadow copies
			// of all private assemblies.
			domain.ClearShadowCopyPath();
			// MoreAssemblies\MyThirdAssembly.dll should be shadow copied this time.
			// You must supply a valid fully qualified assembly name here.
			domain.Load("Assembly3 text name, Version, Culture, PublicKeyToken");
			
			// Unload the domain.
			AppDomain.Unload(domain);
		}
	}
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.0, 1.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
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