<probing> Element

Specifies application base subdirectories for the common language runtime to search when loading assemblies.

<configuration>
<runtime>
<assemblyBinding>
<probing>

Syntax

<probing privatePath="paths"/>  

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute Description
privatePath Required attribute.

Specifies subdirectories of the application's base directory that might contain assemblies. Delimit each subdirectory with a semicolon.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element Description
assemblyBinding Contains information about assembly version redirection and the locations of assemblies.
configuration The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
runtime Contains information about assembly binding and garbage collection.

Example

The following example shows how to specify application base subdirectories the runtime should search for assemblies.

<configuration>  
   <runtime>  
      <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">  
         <probing privatePath="bin;bin2\subbin;bin3"/>  
      </assemblyBinding>  
   </runtime>  
</configuration>  

See Also

Runtime Settings Schema
Configuration File Schema
Specifying an Assembly's Location
How the Runtime Locates Assemblies