AssemblyName.ToString AssemblyName.ToString AssemblyName.ToString AssemblyName.ToString Method

Definition

Returns the full name of the assembly, also known as the display name.

public:
 override System::String ^ ToString();
public override string ToString ();
override this.ToString : unit -> string
Public Overrides Function ToString () As String

Returns

The full name of the assembly, or the class name if the full name cannot be determined.

Examples

The following example gets an AssemblyName object for a hypothetical MyAssembly.exe assembly, and then uses the ToString method to retrieve the full assembly name, or display name.

#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.Reflection

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
End Class

Remarks

See the description of AssemblyName for the format of the returned string.

Applies to