I have a MVC website from which I want to load a DLL from another project in the solution. This would be easy in a console app. The catch is I want to load the dll in an app domain (so can't use a project or file reference). The website project and the DLL project don't trust each other you see.
I have used build events to copy the DLL into the bin/Debug or bin/Release folder however when I run the app Calls to Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly.Location gives some temp folder with only the website.DLL the other dll in another folder, with no obvious relationship between the folders.
How do I find the path to a dll, to load it in an app domain, with no direct references, in a asp.net MVC site?
You can use
or use HostingEnvironment.MapPath
or (if you use ASP.NET core)
// DI IHostingEnvironment _appEnvironment; Path.Combine(_appEnvironment.ApplicationBasePath, "bin", "Debug", "YourDllName.dll");
where path is something like
var path = "~/bin/Debug/YourDllName.dll";