AssemblyPart.Load Method

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Converts a Stream to an Assembly that is subsequently loaded into the current application domain.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Public Function Load ( _
    assemblyStream As Stream _
) As Assembly
[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public Assembly Load(
    Stream assemblyStream
)

Parameters

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
The Assembly that is subsequently loaded into the current application domain.

Remarks

You cannot load multiple versions of the same assembly into the current application domain.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use this method to download a remote assembly and then load it into the application domain.

<UserControl x:Class="SilverlightApplication.HomePage"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">

    <Grid Background="SandyBrown">
        <StackPanel x:Name="stackPanel">
            <TextBlock>Page from Host Application</TextBlock>
            <TextBlock 
                MouseLeftButtonUp="TextBlock_MouseLeftButtonUp"
                Cursor="Hand">
                Click Here to Display a UI from the Library Assembly
            </TextBlock>
        </StackPanel>
    </Grid>


</UserControl>
Imports SilverlightLibrary

Partial Public Class HomePage
    Inherits UserControl

    Public Sub New()
        InitializeComponent()
    End Sub

    Private Sub TextBlock_MouseLeftButtonUp(ByVal sender As Object, _
        ByVal e As MouseButtonEventArgs)

        ' Download an "on-demand" assembly. 
        Dim wc As New WebClient()
        AddHandler wc.OpenReadCompleted, AddressOf wc_OpenReadCompleted
        wc.OpenReadAsync(New Uri("SilverlightLibrary.dll", UriKind.Relative))

    End Sub

    Private Sub wc_OpenReadCompleted(ByVal sender As Object, _
        ByVal e As OpenReadCompletedEventArgs)

        If (e.[Error] Is Nothing) AndAlso (e.Cancelled = False) Then

            ' Convert the downloaded stream into an assembly that is 
            ' loaded into current AppDomain. 
            Dim assemblyPart As New AssemblyPart()
            assemblyPart.Load(e.Result)

            DisplayPageFromLibraryAssembly()

        End If

    End Sub

    Private Sub DisplayPageFromLibraryAssembly()

        ' Create an instance of the Page class in the library assembly. 
        Dim page As New Page()

        ' Display the new Page. 
        Me.stackPanel.Children.Add(page)

    End Sub

End Class
using System; // Uri
using System.Net; // WebClient,OpenReadCompletedEventHandler
using System.Windows; // AssemblyPart
using System.Windows.Controls; // UserControl
using System.Windows.Input; // MouseButtonEventArgs
using SilverlightLibrary; // Page

namespace SilverlightApplication
{
    public partial class HomePage : UserControl
    {
        public HomePage()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void TextBlock_MouseLeftButtonUp(
            object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {
            // Download an "on-demand" assembly.
            WebClient wc = new WebClient();
            wc.OpenReadCompleted += 
                new OpenReadCompletedEventHandler(wc_OpenReadCompleted);
            wc.OpenReadAsync(
                new Uri("SilverlightLibrary.dll", UriKind.Relative));
        }

        private void wc_OpenReadCompleted(
            object sender, OpenReadCompletedEventArgs e)
        {
            if ((e.Error == null) && (e.Cancelled == false))
            {
                // Convert the downloaded stream into an assembly that is
                // loaded into current AppDomain.
                AssemblyPart assemblyPart = new AssemblyPart();
                assemblyPart.Load(e.Result);

                DisplayPageFromLibraryAssembly();
            }
        }

        private void DisplayPageFromLibraryAssembly() {

            // Create an instance of the Page class in the library assembly.
            Page page = new Page();

            // Display the new Page. 
            this.stackPanel.Children.Add(page);
        }
    }
}

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.