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AppDomainManager.CreateDomain Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Returns an application domain that can be either a new or existing domain.

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

public virtual AppDomain CreateDomain (
	string friendlyName,
	Evidence securityInfo,
	AppDomainSetup appDomainInfo
public AppDomain CreateDomain (
	String friendlyName, 
	Evidence securityInfo, 
	AppDomainSetup appDomainInfo
public function CreateDomain (
	friendlyName : String, 
	securityInfo : Evidence, 
	appDomainInfo : AppDomainSetup
) : AppDomain



The friendly name of the domain.


An Evidence object that contains evidence mapped through the security policy to establish a top-of-stack permission set.


An AppDomainSetup object that contains application domain initialization information.

Return Value

An AppDomain object.

The friendly name, specified by the friendlyName parameter, can be displayed in user interfaces to identify the domain. For more information, see the FriendlyName property.

The default CreateDomain method calls the protected CreateDomainHelper method to create the AppDomain. Overrides of this method do not need to call the CreateDomainHelper method but can return an existing domain.

Notes to Inheritors When you inherit from the AppDomainManager class and override the CreateDomain method, you can perform custom application domain initialization activities before calling the CreateDomainHelper method, or not call the helper method at all. For example, you could modify the evidence passed in as securityInfo, update the fields of the associated AppDomainSetup, or reuse an exiting 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: 2.0