ICLRAssemblyIdentityManager::GetBindingIdentityFromFile Method

Gets the assembly identity binding data for the assembly at the specified file path.


HRESULT GetBindingIdentityFromFile(  
    [in] LPCWSTR     pwzFilePath,  
    [in] DWORD       dwFlags,  
    [out, size_is(*pcchBufferSize)] LPWSTR pwzBuffer,  
    [in, out] DWORD *pcchBufferSize  


[in] The path to the file to be evaluated.

[in] A value of the ECLRAssemblyIdentityFlags enumeration that indicates an assembly's identity type. Provided for future extensibility. CLR_ASSEMBLY_IDENTITY_FLAGS_DEFAULT is the only value that the common language runtime (CLR) version 2.0 supports.

[out] A buffer containing the opaque assembly identity data.

[in, out] A pointer to the size of pwzBuffer.

Return Value

HRESULT Description
S_OK The method returned successfully.
E_INVALIDARG The supplied pwzFilePath is null.
ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER The size of pwzBuffer is too small.
HOST_E_CLRNOTAVAILABLE The CLR has not been loaded into a process, or the CLR is in a state in which it cannot run managed code or process the call successfully.
HOST_E_TIMEOUT The call timed out.
HOST_E_NOT_OWNER The caller does not own the lock.
HOST_E_ABANDONED An event was canceled while a blocked thread or fiber was waiting on it.
E_FAIL An unknown catastrophic failure occurred. If a method returns E_FAIL, the CLR is no longer usable within the process. Subsequent calls to hosting methods return HOST_E_CLRNOTAVAILABLE.


GetBindingIdentityFromFile is typically called twice. The first call supplies a null value for pwzBuffer, and the method returns the appropriate size in pcchBufferSize. The second call supplies an appropriately allocated buffer, and the method returns with the actual buffer data upon completion.


Platforms: See System Requirements.

Header: MSCorEE.h

Library: Included as a resource in MSCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Versions: Available since 2.0

See Also

ICLRAssemblyIdentityManager Interface
ICLRAssemblyReferenceList Interface
ICLRHostBindingPolicyManager Interface