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LoaderOptimizationAttribute Class
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LoaderOptimizationAttribute Class

Used to set the default loader optimization policy for the main method of an executable application.


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

public sealed class LoaderOptimizationAttribute : Attribute

The LoaderOptimizationAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodLoaderOptimizationAttribute(Byte)Initializes a new instance of the LoaderOptimizationAttribute class to the specified value.
Public methodLoaderOptimizationAttribute(LoaderOptimization)Initializes a new instance of the LoaderOptimizationAttribute class to the specified value.

Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public propertyValueGets the current LoaderOptimization value for this instance.

Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)

The LoaderOptimizationAttribute can only be set on the main method for an executable application and is ignored on all other methods.

The LoaderOptimizationAttribute attribute is specified with a LoaderOptimization enumeration value, which tells the loader what type of application to optimize for: SingleDomain, MultiDomain, or MultiDomainHost.

This attribute is only a hint to the loader and does not affect program behavior.


If custom code access security policy is set for the AppDomain, by using the SetAppDomainPolicy property, and the AppDomain is created using the MultiDomain flag, the effect is the same as specifying the MultiDomainHost flag; that is, only assemblies in the GAC are shared. When this occurs, the loader does not throw an exception and the application does not experience the performance gains associated with the MultiDomain flag.

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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