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AppDomain.GetAssemblies Method

Gets the assemblies that have been loaded into the execution context of this application domain.

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

Public Function GetAssemblies As Assembly()

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly()
An array of assemblies in this application domain.




The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.

The following code example uses the GetAssemblies method to get a list of all assemblies that have been loaded into the application domain. The assemblies are then displayed to the console.

To run this code example, you need to create an assembly named CustomLibrary.dll, or change the assembly name that is passed to the GetAssemblies method.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Security.Policy 'for Evidence object

Class ADGetAssemblies

   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim currentDomain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain
      'Provide the current application domain evidence for the assembly.
      Dim asEvidence As Evidence = currentDomain.Evidence
      'Load the assembly from the application directory using a simple name.

      'Create an assembly called CustomLibrary to run this sample.
      currentDomain.Load("CustomLibrary", asEvidence)

      'Make an array for the list of assemblies.
      Dim assems As [Assembly]() = currentDomain.GetAssemblies()

      'List the assemblies in the current application domain.
      Console.WriteLine("List of assemblies loaded in current appdomain:")
      Dim assem As [Assembly]
      For Each assem In  assems
      Next assem
   End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'ADGetAssemblies 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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