AppDomain.BaseDirectory AppDomain.BaseDirectory AppDomain.BaseDirectory AppDomain.BaseDirectory Property

Definition

Gets the base directory that the assembly resolver uses to probe for assemblies.

public:
 property System::String ^ BaseDirectory { System::String ^ get(); };
public string BaseDirectory { get; }
member this.BaseDirectory : string
Public ReadOnly Property BaseDirectory As String

Property Value

The base directory that the assembly resolver uses to probe for assemblies.

Implements

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example creates a new application domain, specifying a base directory to use when searching for assemblies to load into the domain. The example then uses the BaseDirectory property to obtain the base directory path, for display to the console.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Security::Policy;    // For Evidence object.

int main()
{
   
   // Create application domain setup information
   AppDomainSetup^ domaininfo = gcnew AppDomainSetup;
   domaininfo->ConfigurationFile = String::Format("{0}{1}ADSetup.exe.config", 
                                                  Environment::CurrentDirectory,
                                                  Path::DirectorySeparatorChar);
   domaininfo->ApplicationBase = String::Format("{0}", System::Environment::CurrentDirectory);
   
   //Create evidence for the new appdomain from evidence of the current application domain
   Evidence^ adevidence = AppDomain::CurrentDomain->Evidence;
   
   // Create appdomain
   AppDomain^ domain = AppDomain::CreateDomain("Domain2", adevidence, domaininfo);
   
   // Display application domain information
   Console::WriteLine("Host domain: {0}", AppDomain::CurrentDomain->FriendlyName);
   Console::WriteLine("Child domain: {0}", domain->FriendlyName);
   Console::WriteLine();
   Console::WriteLine("Configuration file: {0}", domain->SetupInformation->ConfigurationFile);
   Console::WriteLine( "Application Base Directory: {0}", domain->BaseDirectory);
   
   AppDomain::Unload(domain);
}
// The example displays output like the following:
//    Host domain: adsetup.exe
//    Child domain: Domain2
//    
//    Configuration file: C:\Test\ADSetup.exe.config
//    Application Base Directory: C:\Test
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Security.Policy;  

class ADSetup
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create application domain setup information
        var domaininfo = new AppDomainSetup();
        domaininfo.ConfigurationFile = System.Environment.CurrentDirectory + 
                                       Path.DirectorySeparatorChar +
                                       "ADSetup.exe.config";
        domaininfo.ApplicationBase = System.Environment.CurrentDirectory;

        //Create evidence for the new appdomain from evidence of the current application domain
        Evidence adEvidence = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Evidence;

        // Create appdomain
        AppDomain domain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("Domain2", adEvidence, domaininfo);

        // Display application domain information.
        Console.WriteLine("Host domain: " + AppDomain.CurrentDomain.FriendlyName);
        Console.WriteLine("Child domain: " + domain.FriendlyName);
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Configuration file: " + domain.SetupInformation.ConfigurationFile);
        Console.WriteLine("Application Base Directory: " + domain.BaseDirectory);

        AppDomain.Unload(domain);
    }
}
// The example displays output like the following:
//    Host domain: adsetup.exe
//    Child domain: Domain2
//    
//    Configuration file: C:\Test\ADSetup.exe.config
//    Application Base Directory: C:\Test
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Security.Policy

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      ' Create the application domain setup information.
      Dim domaininfo As New AppDomainSetup()
      domaininfo.ConfigurationFile = Environment.CurrentDirectory + 
                                    Path.DirectorySeparatorChar + 
                                     "ADSetup.exe.config"
      domaininfo.ApplicationBase = Environment.CurrentDirectory
      
      'Create evidence for the new appdomain from evidence of the current application domain.
      Dim adEvidence As Evidence = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Evidence
      
      ' Create appdomain.
      Dim domain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("Domain2", adevidence, domaininfo)
      
      ' Display the application domain information.
      Console.WriteLine(("Host domain: " + AppDomain.CurrentDomain.FriendlyName))
      Console.WriteLine(("Child domain: " + domain.FriendlyName))
      Console.WriteLine()
      Console.WriteLine(("Configuration file: " + domain.SetupInformation.ConfigurationFile))
      Console.WriteLine(("Application Base Directory: " + domain.BaseDirectory))
     
      AppDomain.Unload(domain)
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays output like the following:
'    Host domain: adsetup.exe
'    Child domain: Domain2
'    
'    Configuration file: C:\Test\ADSetup.exe.config
'    Application Base Directory: C:\Test

Remarks

This property corresponds to the AppDomainSetup.ApplicationBase property. It can also be retrieved using the GetData method with the string "APPBASE".

Security

FileIOPermission
for access to the information in the path itself, including if the path is in the form "file://" or \\\UNC\dir or "c:\\". Associated enumerations: PathDiscovery.

Applies to

See Also