ExecuteAssemblyByName Method (String, Evidence)

AppDomain.ExecuteAssemblyByName Method (String, Evidence)

 
obsoleteCodeEntityM:System.AppDomain.ExecuteAssemblyByName(System.String)Note: This API is now obsolete.

Executes an assembly given its display name, using the specified evidence.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("Methods which use evidence to sandbox are obsolete and will be removed in a future release of the .NET Framework. Please use an overload of ExecuteAssemblyByName which does not take an Evidence parameter. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=155570 for more information.")]
public int ExecuteAssemblyByName(
	string assemblyName,
	Evidence assemblySecurity
)

Parameters

assemblyName
Type: System.String

The display name of the assembly. See Assembly.FullName.

assemblySecurity
Type: System.Security.Policy.Evidence

Evidence for loading the assembly.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The value returned by the entry point of the assembly.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

assemblyName is null.

FileNotFoundException

The assembly specified by assemblyName is not found.

FileLoadException

The assembly specified by assemblyName was found, but could not be loaded.

BadImageFormatException

The assembly specified by assemblyName is not a valid assembly.

-or-

Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and assemblyName was compiled with a later version.

AppDomainUnloadedException

The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.

MissingMethodException

The specified assembly has no entry point.

The ExecuteAssemblyByName method provides similar functionality to the ExecuteAssembly method, but specifies the assembly by display name or AssemblyName rather than by file location. Therefore, ExecuteAssemblyByName loads assemblies with the Load method rather than with the LoadFile method.

The assembly begins executing at the entry point specified in the .NET Framework header.

The ExecuteAssemblyByName method does not create a new process or application domain, and it does not execute the entry point method on a new thread.

System_CAPS_noteNote

When you use the ExecuteAssemblyByName method with an Evidence parameter, pieces of evidence are merged. Pieces of evidence supplied as an argument to the ExecuteAssemblyByName method supersede pieces of evidence supplied by the loader.

FileIOPermission

for access to read from a file or directory, for access to the information in the path itself, and for redirecting a display name to a path. Associated enumerations: FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, FileIOPermissionAccess.PathDiscovery.

SecurityPermission

to load an assembly with evidence. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlEvidence.

WebPermission

for access to a Web site, when a display name is redirected to a URL.

UIPermission

to execute a console application. Associated enumeration: PermissionState.Unrestricted.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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