Provides methods that allow a host to load assemblies and modules independently of the common language runtime (CLR).
|ProvideAssembly Method||Gets a reference to an assembly that is not referenced by the ICLRAssemblyReferenceList returned from a call to IHostAssemblyManager::GetNonHostStoreAssemblies.|
|ProvideModule Method||Resolves a module within an assembly or a linked (not embedded) resource file.|
IHostAssemblyStore provides a way for a host to load assemblies efficiently based on assembly identity. The host loads assemblies by returning
IStream instances that point directly at the bytes.
The CLR determines whether a host has implemented
IHostAssemblyStore by calling
IHostAssemblyManager::GetNonHostAssemblyStores upon initialization. This allows the host, for example, to control binding to user assemblies, but to rely on the runtime to bind to .NET Framework assemblies.
In providing an implementation of
IHostAssemblyStore, the host specifies its intent to resolve all assemblies that are not referenced by the
ICLRAssemblyReferenceList returned from
The .NET Framework version 2.0 does not provide a way for the host to load the native image of an assembly, as provided by the Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe) utility.
Platforms: See System Requirements.
Library: Included as a resource in MSCorEE.dll
.NET Framework Versions: Available since 2.0