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ActivationOption Enumeration

Specifies the manner in which serviced components are activated in the application.

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

public enum ActivationOption

Member nameDescription
LibrarySpecifies that serviced components in the marked application are activated in the creator's process.
ServerSpecifies that serviced components in the marked application are activated in a system-provided process.

The activation setting for the application defaults to Library.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this enumeration.

using System;
using System.EnterpriseServices;

[assembly: ApplicationName("Calculator")]
[assembly: ApplicationActivation(ActivationOption.Library)]
[assembly: System.Reflection.AssemblyKeyFile("Calculator.snk")]
public class Calculator : ServicedComponent
    public int Add (int x, int y)
[assembly: ApplicationName(S"Calculator")]
[assembly: ApplicationActivation(ActivationOption::Library)]
[assembly: System::Reflection::AssemblyKeyFile(S"Calculator.snk")];

public __gc class Calculator : public ServicedComponent {
  int Add (int x, int y) {

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

.NET Framework

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