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A. Troelsen, P. JapiksePro C# 10 with .NET 6https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7869-7_14

14. Processes, AppDomains, and Load Contexts

Andrew Troelsen1   and Phil Japikse2
Chambersburg, PA, USA
West Chester, OH, USA

In this chapter, you’ll drill deep into the details of how an assembly is hosted by the runtime and come to understand the relationship between processes, application domains, and object contexts.

In a nutshell, application domains (or simply AppDomains) are logical subdivisions within a given process that host a set of related .NET Core assemblies. As you will see, an AppDomain is further subdivided into contextual boundaries, which are used ...

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