Assembly.Load Method (AssemblyName)

For apps that target Windows Phone OS 7.0 and 7.1, do not use this member in your app. If you do, your code will throw a MethodAccessException. This member is security-critical, which restricts it to internal use by the .NET Framework for Windows Phone class library.


[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Loads an assembly given its AssemblyName.

Namespace: System.Reflection
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


<SecurityCriticalAttribute> _
Public Shared Function Load ( _
    assemblyRef As AssemblyName _
) As Assembly
public static Assembly Load(
    AssemblyName assemblyRef


Return Value

Type: System.Reflection..::.Assembly
The loaded assembly.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


Assembly Class

Load Overload

System.Reflection Namespace