IHostAssemblyStore Interface

Provides methods that allow a host to load assemblies and modules independently of the common language runtime (CLR).


Method Description
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 IHostAssemblyManager::GetNonHostStoreAssemblies.


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.

Header: MSCorEE.h

Library: Included as a resource in MSCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Versions: Available since 2.0

See Also

ICLRAssemblyReferenceList Interface
IHostAssemblyManager Interface
Hosting Interfaces