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AppDomain.CreateDomain Method (String)


Creates a new application domain with the specified name.

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

public static AppDomain CreateDomain(
	string friendlyName


Type: System.String

The friendly name of the domain.

Return Value

Type: System.AppDomain

The newly created application domain.

Exception Condition

friendlyName is null.

The friendlyName parameter is intended to identify the domain in a manner that is meaningful to humans. This string should be suitable for display in user interfaces.

This method overload uses the AppDomainSetup information from the default application domain.

The following sample demonstrates, in general, how to create a domain using one of the CreateDomain overloads.

// Set up the AppDomainSetup
AppDomainSetup setup = new AppDomainSetup();
setup.ApplicationBase = "(some directory)";
setup.ConfigurationFile = "(some file)";

// Set up the Evidence
Evidence baseEvidence = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Evidence;
Evidence evidence = new Evidence(baseEvidence);
evidence.AddAssembly("(some assembly)");
evidence.AddHost("(some host)");

// Create the AppDomain      
AppDomain newDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("newDomain", evidence, setup);

for the ability to create and manipulate an application domain. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlAppDomain. Security action: Demand.


to provide evidence. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlEvidence.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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