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AppDomain.ExecuteAssemblyByName Method (AssemblyName, Evidence, String[])

Note: This API is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is ExecuteAssemblyByName.

Executes the assembly given an AssemblyName, using the specified evidence and arguments.

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(
	AssemblyName assemblyName,
	Evidence assemblySecurity,
	params string[] args
)

Parameters

assemblyName
Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName

An AssemblyName object representing the name of the assembly.

assemblySecurity
Type: System.Security.Policy.Evidence

Evidence for loading the assembly.

args
Type: System.String[]

Command-line arguments to pass when starting the process.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The value returned by the entry point of the assembly.

ExceptionCondition
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.

NotSupportedException

assemblySecurity is not null. When legacy CAS policy is not enabled, assemblySecurity should be null.

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.

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

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.6
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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