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AppDomain.SetShadowCopyFiles Method

NOTE: This method is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is ShadowCopyFiles.

Turns on shadow copying.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("AppDomain.SetShadowCopyFiles has been deprecated. Please investigate the use of AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyFiles instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")] 
public void SetShadowCopyFiles ()
/** @attribute ObsoleteAttribute("AppDomain.SetShadowCopyFiles has been deprecated. Please investigate the use of AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyFiles instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202") */ 
public void SetShadowCopyFiles ()
ObsoleteAttribute("AppDomain.SetShadowCopyFiles has been deprecated. Please investigate the use of AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyFiles instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202") 
public function SetShadowCopyFiles ()
Not applicable.

Exception typeCondition

AppDomainUnloadedException

The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.

For more information on shadow copying, see Shadow Copying Assemblies.

This method is now obsolete, and should not be used for new development.

using System;
using System.Security.Policy;  //for evidence object
namespace AppDomainSnippets
{
	class ADProperties
	{
		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();
			Console.WriteLine("ShadowCopyFiles turned on: " + domain.ShadowCopyFiles);

			// 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 Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
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