.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal

Home >> Articles >> .Net Framework >> Post New Resource Bookmark and Share   

 Subscribe to Articles

Application Domain

Posted By:Shashi Ray       Posted Date: November 28, 2008    Points: 25    Category: .Net Framework    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  


An application domain (often AppDomain) is a virtual process that serves to isolate an application. All objects created within the same application scope (in other words, anywhere along the sequence of object activations beginning with the application entry point) are created within the same application domain. Multiple application domains can exist in a single operating system process, making them a lightweight means of application isolation.

An OS process provides isolation by having a distinct memory address space. While this is effective, it is also expensive, and does not scale to the numbers required for large web servers. The Common Language Runtime, on the other hand, enforces application isolation by managing the memory use of code running within the application domain. This ensures that it does not access memory outside the boundaries of the domain. It is important to note that only type-safe code can be managed in this way (the runtime cannot guarantee isolation when unsafe code is loaded in an application domain).


Shashi Ray

 Subscribe to Articles


Further Readings:

Author: Ramesh         Company URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com
Posted Date: December 17, 2008

Could you please also write something on WebFarm and WebGarden it always makes me confuse.


Post Comment

You must Sign In To post reply
Find More Articles on C#, ASP.Net, Vb.Net, SQL Server and more Here

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend