AppDomain.FriendlyName Property

Gets the friendly name of this application domain.

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

Public ReadOnly Property FriendlyName As String
Dim instance As AppDomain 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.FriendlyName

Property Value

Type: System.String
The friendly name of this application domain.




The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.

The friendly name of the default application domain is the file name of the process executable. For example, if the executable used to start the process is "c:\MyAppDirectory\MyAssembly.exe", the friendly name of the default application domain is "MyAssembly.exe".

The following code example uses the FriendlyName property to get the friendly name of the current application domain. For the default application domain, the friendly name is the name of the application's executable file. The code example also displays additional information about the application domain.

Class ADSetupInformation

    Shared Sub Main()

        Dim root As AppDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain

        Dim setup As New AppDomainSetup()
        setup.ApplicationBase = _
            root.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase & "MyAppSubfolder\" 

        Dim domain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("MyDomain", Nothing, setup)

        Console.WriteLine("Application base of {0}:" & vbCrLf & vbTab & "{1}", _
            root.FriendlyName, root.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase)
        Console.WriteLine("Application base of {0}:" & vbCrLf & vbTab & "{1}", _
            domain.FriendlyName, domain.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase)

    End Sub 
End Class 

' This example produces output similar to the following: 

'Application base of MyApp.exe: 
'        C:\Program Files\MyApp\ 
'Application base of MyDomain: 
'        C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyAppSubfolder\

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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