AppDomain.Load Method (String, Evidence)

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

Loads an Assembly given its display name.

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 Load which does not take an Evidence parameter. See for more information.")]
public Assembly Load(
	string assemblyString,
	Evidence assemblySecurity


Type: System.String

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

Type: System.Security.Policy.Evidence

Evidence for loading the assembly.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly

The loaded assembly.

Exception Condition

assemblyString is null


assemblyString is not found.


assemblyString is not a valid assembly.


Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and assemblyString 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.

This method should be used only to load an assembly into the current application domain. This method is provided as a convenience for interoperability callers who cannot call the static Assembly.Load method. To load assemblies into other application domains, use a method such as CreateInstanceAndUnwrap.

For information that is common to all overloads of this method, see the Load(AssemblyName) method overload.


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


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


for reading a path that is not in the form "file://" or "\\UNC\dir\" or "c:\".

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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