ActivationContext Class
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ActivationContext Class


Identifies the activation context for the current application. This class cannot be inherited.

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


type ActivationContext = 
        interface IDisposable
        interface ISerializable


Gets the ClickOnce application manifest for the current application.


Gets the ClickOnce deployment manifest for the current application.


Gets the form, or store context, for the current application.


Gets the application identity for the current application.


Initializes a new instance of the ActivationContext class using the specified application identity.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticCreatePartialActivationContext(ApplicationIdentity, String[])

Initializes a new instance of the ActivationContext class using the specified application identity and array of manifest paths.


Releases all resources used by the ActivationContext.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Enables an ActivationContext object to attempt to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the ActivationContext is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Overrides Object.Finalize().)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodISerializable.GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Populates a SerializationInfo with the data needed to serialize the target object.

The ActivationContext class contains an ApplicationIdentity and provides internal-only access to the application manifest. The activation context is used during manifest-based activation to set up the domain policy and provide an application-based security model. For more information, see the ApplicationSecurityManager class.


This type implements the IDisposable interface. When you have finished using the type, you should dispose of it either directly or indirectly. To dispose of the type directly, call its Dispose method in a try/catch block. To dispose of it indirectly, use a language construct such as using (in C#) or Using (in Visual Basic). For more information, see the “Using an Object that Implements IDisposable” section in the IDisposable interface topic.

The following code example demonstrates the use of an ActivationContext object to obtain the ApplicationIdentity for a manifest-based application. For correct results, execute this code example as a manifest-based application.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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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