Assembly.LoadWithPartialName Method

Definition

Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name.

Overloads

LoadWithPartialName(String)

Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name.

LoadWithPartialName(String, Evidence)

Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name. The assembly is loaded into the domain of the caller using the supplied evidence.

Remarks

Important

The overloads of the Assembly.LoadWithPartialName method are obsolete and have been retained for backward compatibility. The non-obsolete alternative is Assembly.Load(String).

LoadWithPartialName(String)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name.

public:
 static System::Reflection::Assembly ^ LoadWithPartialName(System::String ^ partialName);
[System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated. Please use Assembly.Load() instead. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName);
[System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated. Please use Assembly.Load() instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName);
[System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated. Please use Assembly.Load() instead. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
[System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated. Please use Assembly.Load() instead. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName);
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName);
[System.Obsolete]
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName);
static member LoadWithPartialName : string -> System.Reflection.Assembly
Public Shared Function LoadWithPartialName (partialName As String) As Assembly

Parameters

partialName
String

The display name of the assembly.

Returns

Assembly

The loaded assembly. If partialName is not found, this method returns null.

Attributes

Exceptions

The partialName parameter is null.

assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.

-or-

Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and partialName was compiled with a later version.

Remarks

Important

The LoadWithPartialName(String) method is obsolete and has been retained for backward compatibility. The non-obsolete alternative is Assembly.Load(String).

Applications that load assemblies with this method will be affected by upgrades of those assemblies. Therefore, do not use this method; redesign the application to use the Load(String) method overload or the LoadFrom(String) method overload.

This method first calls Load. If the assembly is not found, this method returns the assembly from the global assembly cache that has the same simple name, and the highest version number.

See also

LoadWithPartialName(String, Evidence)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name. The assembly is loaded into the domain of the caller using the supplied evidence.

public:
 static System::Reflection::Assembly ^ LoadWithPartialName(System::String ^ partialName, System::Security::Policy::Evidence ^ securityEvidence);
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName, System.Security.Policy.Evidence securityEvidence);
[System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated. Please use Assembly.Load() instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName, System.Security.Policy.Evidence securityEvidence);
[System.Obsolete]
public static System.Reflection.Assembly LoadWithPartialName (string partialName, System.Security.Policy.Evidence securityEvidence);
static member LoadWithPartialName : string * System.Security.Policy.Evidence -> System.Reflection.Assembly
Public Shared Function LoadWithPartialName (partialName As String, securityEvidence As Evidence) As Assembly

Parameters

partialName
String

The display name of the assembly.

securityEvidence
Evidence

Evidence for loading the assembly.

Returns

Assembly

The loaded assembly. If partialName is not found, this method returns null.

Attributes

Exceptions

An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different sets of evidence.

The partialName parameter is null.

assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.

-or-

Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and partialName was compiled with a later version.

Remarks

Important

The LoadWithPartialName(String, Evidence) method is obsolete and has been retained for backward compatibility. The non-obsolete alternative is Assembly.Load(String).

Evidence is the set of information that constitutes input to security policy decisions, such as what permissions can be granted to code.

Applications that load assemblies with this method will be affected by upgrades of those assemblies. Therefore, do not use this method; redesign the application to use the Load method or the LoadFrom method.

This method first calls Load. If the assembly is not found, this method returns the assembly from the global assembly cache that has the same simple name, and the highest version number.

See also

Applies to