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AppDomain.SetShadowCopyPath Method

Establishes the specified directory path as the location of assemblies to be shadow copied.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Sub SetShadowCopyPath( _
   ByVal path As String _
) Implements _AppDomain.SetShadowCopyPath
[C#]
public virtual void SetShadowCopyPath(
 string path
);
[C++]
public: virtual void SetShadowCopyPath(
 String* path
);
[JScript]
public function SetShadowCopyPath(
   path : String
);

Parameters

path
A list of directory names, where each name is separated by a semicolon.

Implements

_AppDomain.SetShadowCopyPath

Exceptions

Exception Type Condition
AppDomainUnloadedException Operations are attempted on an unloaded application domain.
SecurityException The caller does not have the correct permissions. See the requirements section.

Remarks

This method sets the ShadowCopyDirectories property of the internal AppDomainSetup associated with this instance.

Example

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Security.Policy
 'for evidence object

Class ADShadowCopy
   
   'Entry point which delegates to C-style main Private Function
   ' Public Overloads Shared Sub Main()
    '  Main(System.Environment.GetCommandLineArgs())
   ' End Sub
   
   Public Overloads Shared Sub Main(args() As String)
      
      Dim setup As 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.
      Dim adevidence As Evidence = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Evidence
      
      ' Create a new application domain.
      Dim domain As AppDomain = 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)
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'ADShadowCopy

[C#] 
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);
        }
    }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Policy;  //for evidence Object*

int main() {

   AppDomainSetup* setup = new AppDomainSetup();
   // Shadow copying will not work unless the application has a name.
   setup->ApplicationName = S"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(S"MyDomain", adevidence, setup);

   // MyAssembly.dll is located in the Assemblies subdirectory.
   domain->AppendPrivatePath(S"Assemblies");
   // MyOtherAssembly.dll and MyThirdAssembly.dll are located in the
   // MoreAssemblies subdirectory.
   domain->AppendPrivatePath(S"MoreAssemblies");
   // Display the relative search path.
   Console::WriteLine(S"RelativeSearchPath: {0}", 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(S"Assemblies");
   AppDomain::CurrentDomain->AppendPrivatePath(S"MoreAssemblies");

   // Save shadow copies to C:\Cache
   domain->SetCachePath(S"C:\\Cache");
   // Shadow copy only the assemblies in the Assemblies directory.
   domain->SetShadowCopyPath(String::Concat(domain->BaseDirectory, S"Assemblies"));
   // Turn shadow copying on.
   domain->SetShadowCopyFiles();

   // This will be copied.
   // You must supply a valid fully qualified assembly name here.
   domain->Load(S"Assembly1 text name, Version, Culture, PublicKeyToken");
   // This will not be copied.
   // You must supply a valid fully qualified assembly name here.
   domain->Load(S"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(S"Assembly3 text name, Version, Culture, PublicKeyToken");

   // Unload the domain.
   AppDomain::Unload(domain);
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

.NET Framework Security: 

See Also

AppDomain Class | AppDomain Members | System Namespace

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