AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName(String) AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName(String) AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName(String) AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName(String) Method

Definition

Gets the AssemblyName for a given file.

public:
 static System::Reflection::AssemblyName ^ GetAssemblyName(System::String ^ assemblyFile);
public static System.Reflection.AssemblyName GetAssemblyName (string assemblyFile);
static member GetAssemblyName : string -> System.Reflection.AssemblyName
Public Shared Function GetAssemblyName (assemblyFile As String) As AssemblyName

Parameters

assemblyFile
String String String String

The path for the assembly whose AssemblyName is to be returned.

Returns

An object that represents the given assembly file.

Exceptions

assemblyFile is invalid, such as an assembly with an invalid culture.

The caller does not have path discovery permission.

An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different sets of evidence.

Examples

The following example gets the AssemblyName for an assembly on disk. It will not run unless you replace the string "MyAssembly.exe" with the file name of an assembly (including the path, if necessary) on your hard disk. Alternatively, you can compile this example as "MyAssembly.exe".

#using <system.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
int main()
{
   
   // Replace the string "MyAssembly.exe" with the name of an assembly,
   // including a path if necessary. If you do not have another assembly
   // to use, you can use whatever name you give to this assembly.
   //
   AssemblyName^ myAssemblyName = AssemblyName::GetAssemblyName( "MyAssembly.exe" );
   Console::WriteLine( "\nDisplaying assembly information:\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( myAssemblyName );
}


using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class AssemblyName_GetAssemblyName
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Replace the string "MyAssembly.exe" with the name of an assembly,
      // including a path if necessary. If you do not have another assembly
      // to use, you can use whatever name you give to this assembly.
      //
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName("MyAssembly.exe");
      Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying assembly information:\n");
      Console.WriteLine(myAssemblyName.ToString());
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class AssemblyName_GetAssemblyName
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      
      ' Replace the string "MyAssembly.exe" with the name of an assembly,
      ' including a path if necessary. If you do not have another assembly
      ' to use, you can use whatever name you give to this assembly.
      '
      Dim myAssemblyName As AssemblyName = AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName("MyAssembly.exe")
      Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Displaying assembly information:" & vbCrLf)
      Console.WriteLine(myAssemblyName.ToString())
   End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'AssemblyName_GetAssemblyName 

Remarks

This will only work if the file contains an assembly manifest. This method causes the file to be opened and closed, but the assembly is not added to this domain.

Security

FileIOPermission
for access to information in the path. Associated enumeration: PathDiscovery.

Applies to