AppDomain.ExecuteAssembly Method (String, Evidence)
Executes the assembly contained in the specified file, using the specified evidence.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration Public Function ExecuteAssembly ( _ assemblyFile As String, _ assemblySecurity As Evidence _ ) As Integer 'Usage Dim instance As AppDomain Dim assemblyFile As String Dim assemblySecurity As Evidence Dim returnValue As Integer returnValue = instance.ExecuteAssembly(assemblyFile, _ assemblySecurity)
- Type: System.String
The name of the file that contains the assembly to execute.
- Type: System.Security.Policy.Evidence
Evidence for loading the assembly.
Return ValueType: System.Int32
The value returned by the entry point of the assembly.
assemblyFile is Nothing.
assemblyFile is not found.
assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.
Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and assemblyFile was compiled with a later version.
The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.
An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different evidences.
The specified assembly has no entry point.
The assembly begins executing at the entry point specified in the .NET Framework header.
The ExecuteAssembly method does not create a new process or application domain, and it does not execute the entry point method on a new thread.
Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows CE Platform Note: Loading assemblies into a domain neutral code area for use by multiple application domains is not supported.
The following example demonstrates using one of the overloads of ExecuteAssembly on two different domains.
Module Test Sub Main() Dim currentDomain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain Dim otherDomain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("otherDomain") currentDomain.ExecuteAssembly("MyExecutable.exe") ' Prints "MyExecutable running on [default]" otherDomain.ExecuteAssembly("MyExecutable.exe") ' Prints "MyExecutable running on otherDomain" End Sub 'Main End Module 'Test
to load an assembly with evidence. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlEvidence.
for reading a URI that does not begin with "file://".
to execute a console application. Associated enumeration: PermissionState.Unrestricted.
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
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.