AssemblyName AssemblyName AssemblyName AssemblyName Class

Definition

Describes an assembly's unique identity in full.

public ref class AssemblyName sealed : ICloneable, System::Runtime::InteropServices::_AssemblyName, System::Runtime::Serialization::IDeserializationCallback, System::Runtime::Serialization::ISerializable
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ClassInterface(System.Runtime.InteropServices.ClassInterfaceType.None)]
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public sealed class AssemblyName : ICloneable, System.Runtime.InteropServices._AssemblyName, System.Runtime.Serialization.IDeserializationCallback, System.Runtime.Serialization.ISerializable
type AssemblyName = class
    interface ICloneable
    interface ISerializable
    interface IDeserializationCallback
    interface _AssemblyName
Public NotInheritable Class AssemblyName
Implements _AssemblyName, ICloneable, IDeserializationCallback, ISerializable
Inheritance
AssemblyNameAssemblyNameAssemblyNameAssemblyName
Attributes
Implements

Examples

This example shows how to use various reflection classes to analyze the metadata contained in an assembly.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

static void Display(Int32 indent, String^ format, ... array<Object^>^param) 
{
    Console::Write("{0}", gcnew String (' ', indent));
    Console::WriteLine(format, param);
}
	
// Displays the custom attributes applied to the specified member.
static void DisplayAttributes(Int32 indent, MemberInfo^ mi)
{
    // Get the set of custom attributes; if none exist, just return.
    array<Object^>^attrs = mi->GetCustomAttributes(false);
		
    if (attrs->Length==0)
    {
        return;          
    }
		
    // Display the custom attributes applied to this member.
    Display(indent+1, "Attributes:");
    for each ( Object^ o in attrs )
    {
        Display(indent*2, "{0}", o);
    }				
}

void main()
{
    try
    {
        // This variable holds the amount of indenting that 
        // should be used when displaying each line of information.
        Int32 indent = 0; 
        // Display information about the EXE assembly.
        Assembly^ a = System::Reflection::Assembly::GetExecutingAssembly();
		
        Display(indent, "Assembly identity={0}", gcnew array<Object^> {a->FullName});
        Display(indent+1, "Codebase={0}", gcnew array<Object^> {a->CodeBase});

        // Display the set of assemblies our assemblies reference.
  
        Display(indent, "Referenced assemblies:"); 

        for each ( AssemblyName^ an in a->GetReferencedAssemblies() )
        {
            Display(indent + 1, "Name={0}, Version={1}, Culture={2}, PublicKey token={3}", gcnew array<Object^> {an->Name, an->Version, an->CultureInfo, (BitConverter::ToString(an->GetPublicKeyToken()))});
        }
        Display(indent, "");  
        // Display information about each assembly loading into this AppDomain. 
        for each ( Assembly^ b in AppDomain::CurrentDomain->GetAssemblies()) 
        {
            Display(indent, "Assembly: {0}", gcnew array<Object^> {b});
            // Display information about each module of this assembly.
 
            for each ( Module^ m in b->GetModules(true) ) 
            {
                Display(indent+1, "Module: {0}", gcnew array<Object^> {m->Name});
            }
            // Display information about each type exported from this assembly.
           
            indent += 1; 
            for each ( Type^ t in b->GetExportedTypes() ) 
            {
                Display(0, "");  
                Display(indent, "Type: {0}", gcnew array<Object^> {t}); 

                // For each type, show its members & their custom attributes.
           
                indent += 1; 
                for each (MemberInfo^ mi in t->GetMembers() )
                {
                    Display(indent, "Member: {0}", gcnew array<Object^> {mi->Name}); 
                    DisplayAttributes(indent, mi);

                    // If the member is a method, display information about its parameters.         
                    if (mi->MemberType==MemberTypes::Method) 
                    {
					
                        for each ( ParameterInfo^ pi in (((MethodInfo^) mi)->GetParameters()))
                        {
                            Display(indent+1, "Parameter: Type={0}, Name={1}", gcnew array<Object^> {pi->ParameterType, pi->Name}); 
                        }
                    }

                    // If the member is a property, display information about the property's accessor methods.
                    if (mi->MemberType==MemberTypes::Property) 
                    {
                        for each ( MethodInfo^ am in (((PropertyInfo^) mi)->GetAccessors()) )
                        {
                            Display(indent+1, "Accessor method: {0}", gcnew array<Object^> {am});
                        }
                    }
                }
                // Display a formatted string indented by the specified amount.               
                indent -= 1;
            }
            indent -= 1;
        }
    }
    catch (Exception^ e)
    {
        Console::WriteLine(e->Message);
    }
}

// The output shown below is abbreviated.
//
//Assembly identity=Reflection, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
//  Codebase=file:///C:/Reflection.exe
//Referenced assemblies:
//  Name=mscorlib, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B7-7A-5C-56-19-34-E0-89
//  Name=Microsoft.VisualBasic, Version=7.0.5000.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B0-3F-5F-7F-11-D5-0A-3A
//
//Assembly: mscorlib, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: prc.nlp
//  Module: prcp.nlp
//  Module: ksc.nlp
//  Module: ctype.nlp
//  Module: xjis.nlp
//  Module: bopomofo.nlp
//  Module: culture.nlp
//  Module: region.nlp
//  Module: sortkey.nlp
//  Module: charinfo.nlp
//  Module: big5.nlp
//  Module: sorttbls.nlp
//  Module: l_intl.nlp
//  Module: l_except.nlp
//
//  Type: System.Object
//    Member: GetHashCode
//    Member: Equals
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=obj
//    Member: ToString
//    Member: Equals
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
//    Member: ReferenceEquals
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
//    Member: GetType
//    Member: .ctor
//
//  Type: System.ICloneable
//    Member: Clone
//
//  Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
//    Member: GetEnumerator
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispIdAttribute
//
//  Type: System.Collections.ICollection
//    Member: get_IsSynchronized
//    Member: get_SyncRoot
//    Member: get_Count
//    Member: CopyTo
//      Parameter: Type=System.Array, Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//    Member: Count
//      Accessor method: Int32 get_Count()
//    Member: SyncRoot
//      Accessor method: System.Object get_SyncRoot()
//    Member: IsSynchronized
//      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsSynchronized()
//
using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Module1
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // This variable holds the amount of indenting that 
        // should be used when displaying each line of information.
        Int32 indent = 0;
        // Display information about the EXE assembly.
        Assembly a = typeof(Module1).Assembly;
        Display(indent, "Assembly identity={0}", a.FullName);
        Display(indent+1, "Codebase={0}", a.CodeBase);

        // Display the set of assemblies our assemblies reference.
      
        Display(indent, "Referenced assemblies:");
        foreach (AssemblyName an in a.GetReferencedAssemblies() )
        {
             Display(indent + 1, "Name={0}, Version={1}, Culture={2}, PublicKey token={3}", an.Name, an.Version, an.CultureInfo.Name, (BitConverter.ToString (an.GetPublicKeyToken())));
        }
        Display(indent, "");
        
        // Display information about each assembly loading into this AppDomain.
        foreach (Assembly b in AppDomain.CurrentDomain.GetAssemblies())
        {
            Display(indent, "Assembly: {0}", b);

            // Display information about each module of this assembly.
            foreach ( Module m in b.GetModules(true) )
            {
                Display(indent+1, "Module: {0}", m.Name);
            }

            // Display information about each type exported from this assembly.
           
            indent += 1;
            foreach ( Type t in b.GetExportedTypes() )
            {
                Display(0, "");
                Display(indent, "Type: {0}", t);

                // For each type, show its members & their custom attributes.
           
                indent += 1;
                foreach (MemberInfo mi in t.GetMembers() )
                {
                    Display(indent, "Member: {0}", mi.Name);
                    DisplayAttributes(indent, mi);

                    // If the member is a method, display information about its parameters.
                    
                    if (mi.MemberType==MemberTypes.Method)
                    {
                        foreach ( ParameterInfo pi in ((MethodInfo) mi).GetParameters() )
                        {
                            Display(indent+1, "Parameter: Type={0}, Name={1}", pi.ParameterType, pi.Name);
                        }
                    }

                    // If the member is a property, display information about the property's accessor methods.
                    if (mi.MemberType==MemberTypes.Property)
                    {
                        foreach ( MethodInfo am in ((PropertyInfo) mi).GetAccessors() )
                        {
                            Display(indent+1, "Accessor method: {0}", am);
                        }
                    }
                }
                indent -= 1;
            }
            indent -= 1;
        }
    }

    // Displays the custom attributes applied to the specified member.
    public static void DisplayAttributes(Int32 indent, MemberInfo mi)
    {
        // Get the set of custom attributes; if none exist, just return.
        object[] attrs = mi.GetCustomAttributes(false);
        if (attrs.Length==0) {return;}

        // Display the custom attributes applied to this member.
        Display(indent+1, "Attributes:");
        foreach ( object o in attrs )
        {
            Display(indent+2, "{0}", o.ToString());
        }
    }

    // Display a formatted string indented by the specified amount.
    public static void Display(Int32 indent, string format, params object[] param) 

    {
        Console.Write(new string(' ', indent*2));
        Console.WriteLine(format, param);
    }
}

//The output shown below is abbreviated.
//
//Assembly identity=ReflectionCS, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
//  Codebase=file:///C:/Documents and Settings/test/My Documents/Visual Studio 2005/Projects/Reflection/Reflection/obj/Debug/Reflection.exe
//Referenced assemblies:
//  Name=mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B7-7A-5C-56-19-34-E0-89
//
//Assembly: mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//
//  Type: System.Object
//    Member: GetType
//    Member: ToString
//    Member: Equals
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=obj
//    Member: Equals
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
//    Member: ReferenceEquals
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
//    Member: GetHashCode
//    Member: .ctor
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//
//  Type: System.ICloneable
//    Member: Clone
//
//  Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
//    Member: GetEnumerator
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispIdAttribute
//
//  Type: System.Collections.ICollection
//    Member: CopyTo
//      Parameter: Type=System.Array, Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//    Member: get_Count
//    Member: get_SyncRoot
//    Member: get_IsSynchronized
//    Member: Count
//      Accessor method: Int32 get_Count()
//    Member: SyncRoot
//      Accessor method: System.Object get_SyncRoot()
//    Member: IsSynchronized
//      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsSynchronized()
//
//  Type: System.Collections.IList
//    Member: get_Item
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//    Member: set_Item
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Add
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Contains
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Clear
//    Member: get_IsReadOnly
//    Member: get_IsFixedSize
//    Member: IndexOf
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Insert
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Remove
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: RemoveAt
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//    Member: Item
//      Accessor method: System.Object get_Item(Int32)
//      Accessor method: Void set_Item(Int32, System.Object)
//    Member: IsReadOnly
//      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsReadOnly()
//    Member: IsFixedSize
//      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsFixedSize()
//
//  Type: System.Array
//    Member: IndexOf
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=T, Name=value
//    Member: AsReadOnly
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//    Member: Resize
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=T[]&, Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=newSize
//    Member: BinarySearch
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=T, Name=value
//    Member: BinarySearch
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=T, Name=value
//      Parameter: Type=System.Collections.Generic.IComparer`1[T], Name=comparer
Imports System.Reflection

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        ' This variable holds the amount of indenting that 
        ' should be used when displaying each line of information.
        Dim indent As Int32 = 0
        ' Display information about the EXE assembly.
        Dim a As Assembly = GetType(Module1).Assembly
        Display(indent, "Assembly identity={0}", a.FullName)
        Display(indent + 1, "Codebase={0}", a.CodeBase)

        ' Display the set of assemblies our assemblies reference.
        Dim an As AssemblyName
        Display(indent, "Referenced assemblies:")
        For Each an In a.GetReferencedAssemblies()
            Display(indent + 1, "Name={0}, Version={1}, Culture={2}, PublicKey token={3}", _
                an.Name, an.Version, an.CultureInfo.Name, BitConverter.ToString(an.GetPublicKeyToken))
        Next
        Display(indent, "")

        ' Display information about each assembly loading into this AppDomain.
        For Each a In AppDomain.CurrentDomain.GetAssemblies()
            Display(indent, "Assembly: {0}", a)

            ' Display information about each module of this assembly.
            Dim m As [Module]
            For Each m In a.GetModules(True)
                Display(indent + 1, "Module: {0}", m.Name)
            Next

            ' Display information about each type exported from this assembly.
            Dim t As Type
            indent += 1
            For Each t In a.GetExportedTypes()
                Display(0, "")
                Display(indent, "Type: {0}", t)

                ' For each type, show its members & their custom attributes.
                Dim mi As MemberInfo
                indent += 1
                For Each mi In t.GetMembers()
                    Display(indent, "Member: {0}", mi.Name)
                    DisplayAttributes(indent, mi)

                    ' If the member is a method, display information about its parameters.
                    Dim pi As ParameterInfo
                    If mi.MemberType = MemberTypes.Method Then
                        For Each pi In CType(mi, MethodInfo).GetParameters()
                            Display(indent + 1, "Parameter: Type={0}, Name={1}", pi.ParameterType, pi.Name)
                        Next
                    End If

                    ' If the member is a property, display information about the property's accessor methods.
                    If mi.MemberType = MemberTypes.Property Then
                        Dim am As MethodInfo
                        For Each am In CType(mi, PropertyInfo).GetAccessors()
                            Display(indent + 1, "Accessor method: {0}", am)
                        Next
                    End If
                Next
                indent -= 1
            Next
            indent -= 1
        Next
    End Sub

    ' Displays the custom attributes applied to the specified member.
    Sub DisplayAttributes(ByVal indent As Int32, ByVal mi As MemberInfo)
        ' Get the set of custom attributes; if none exist, just return.
        Dim attrs() As Object = mi.GetCustomAttributes(False)
        If attrs.Length = 0 Then Return

        ' Display the custom attributes applied to this member.
        Display(indent + 1, "Attributes:")
        Dim o As Object
        For Each o In attrs
            Display(indent + 2, "{0}", o.ToString())
        Next
    End Sub

    ' Display a formatted string indented by the specified amount.
    Sub Display(ByVal indent As Int32, ByVal format As String, ByVal ParamArray params() As Object)
        Console.Write(New String(" "c, indent * 2))
        Console.WriteLine(format, params)
    End Sub
End Module

'The output shown below is abbreviated.
'
'Assembly identity=Reflection, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
'  Codebase=file:///C:/Reflection.exe
'Referenced assemblies:
'  Name=mscorlib, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B7-7A-5C-56-19-34-E0-89
'  Name=Microsoft.VisualBasic, Version=7.0.5000.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B0-3F-5F-7F-11-D5-0A-3A
'
'Assembly: mscorlib, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
'  Module: mscorlib.dll
'  Module: prc.nlp
'  Module: prcp.nlp
'  Module: ksc.nlp
'  Module: ctype.nlp
'  Module: xjis.nlp
'  Module: bopomofo.nlp
'  Module: culture.nlp
'  Module: region.nlp
'  Module: sortkey.nlp
'  Module: charinfo.nlp
'  Module: big5.nlp
'  Module: sorttbls.nlp
'  Module: l_intl.nlp
'  Module: l_except.nlp
'
'  Type: System.Object
'    Member: GetHashCode
'    Member: Equals
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=obj
'    Member: ToString
'    Member: Equals
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
'    Member: ReferenceEquals
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
'    Member: GetType
'    Member: .ctor
'
'  Type: System.ICloneable
'    Member: Clone
'
'  Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
'    Member: GetEnumerator
'      Attributes:
'        System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispIdAttribute
'
'  Type: System.Collections.ICollection
'    Member: get_IsSynchronized
'    Member: get_SyncRoot
'    Member: get_Count
'    Member: CopyTo
'      Parameter: Type=System.Array, Name=array
'      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
'    Member: Count
'      Accessor method: Int32 get_Count()
'    Member: SyncRoot
'      Accessor method: System.Object get_SyncRoot()
'    Member: IsSynchronized
'      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsSynchronized()
'

Remarks

The AssemblyName object contains information about an assembly, which you can use to bind to that assembly. An assembly's identity consists of the following:

  • Simple name.

  • Version number.

  • Cryptographic key pair.

  • Supported culture.

The simple name is typically the file name for the manifest file without its extension. The key pair includes a public and private key, used to create strong-name signatures for assemblies.

All compilers that support the common language runtime will emit the simple name of a nested class, and reflection constructs a mangled name when queried, in accordance with the following conventions.

Delimiter Meaning
Backslash (\) Escape character.
Comma (,) Precedes the assembly name.
Plus sign (+) Precedes a nested class.

For example, the fully qualified name for a class might look like this:

ContainingClass+NestedClass,MyAssembly

A "++" becomes "\+\+", and a "\" becomes "\\".

This qualified name can be persisted and later used to load the Type. To search for and load a Type, use GetType either with the type name only or with the assembly qualified type name. GetType with the type name only will look for the Type in the caller's assembly and then in the System assembly. GetType with the assembly qualified type name will look for the Type in any assembly.

A fully specified AssemblyName must have the name, culture, public key or public key token, major version, minor version, build number, and revision number parameters. The last four are packaged in the Version type.

To create a simple name, create an AssemblyName object using the default constructor and set the Name. The other properties are optional.

To create a full strong name, create an AssemblyName object using the default constructor and set the Name and KeyPair. The other properties are optional. Use SetPublicKey and SetPublicKeyToken to set the public key and the strong name. The strong name signing always uses the SHA1 hash algorithm.

To ensure that the names are constructed correctly, use the following properties:

You can also get the name by using the /l option with the Gacutil.exe (Global Assembly Cache Tool)

For a partially specified strong name, create an AssemblyName object using the default constructor and set the name and public key. An assembly created using such an AssemblyName can be signed later using the Assembly Linker (Al.exe).

It is possible to specify a public key and a KeyPair with inconsistent values. This can be useful in developer scenarios. In this case, the public key retrieved with GetPublicKey specifies the correct public key, while the KeyPair specifies the public and private keys used during development. When the runtime detects a mismatch between the KeyPair and the public key, it looks up in the registry the correct key that matches the public key.

The format of the display name of an AssemblyName is a comma-delimited Unicode string that begins with the name, as follows:

Name <,Culture = CultureInfo> <,Version = Major.Minor.Build.Revision> <, StrongName> <,PublicKeyToken> '\0'

Name is the textual name of the assembly. CultureInfo is the RFC1766-format-defined culture. Major, Minor, Build, and Revision are the major version, minor version, build number, and revision number of the assembly. StrongName is the hexadecimal-encoded low-order 64 bits of the hash value of the public key generated using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm and the public key specified by SetPublicKey. PublicKeyToken is the hexadecimal-encoded public key specified by SetPublicKey.

Hexadecimal encoding is defined as the conversion of each byte of a binary object to two hexadecimal characters, progressing from least to most significant byte. Additional display values will be added as deemed necessary.

If the full public key is known, then PublicKey may be substituted for StrongName.

Also note that except for Name, which must come first, the lexical order of parameters is unimportant. However, any parameter (Version, Culture, StrongName or PublicKey) not specifically set is considered to be omitted, and the AssemblyName is then considered partial. When specifying partial information, Name parameters must be specified in the order described above.

When supplying a display name, the convention StrongName =null or PublicKey= null indicates that binding and matching against a simply named assembly is required. Additionally, the convention Culture= "" (double quote representing an empty string) indicates matching against the default culture.

The following example shows an AssemblyName for a simply named assembly with default culture.

ExampleAssembly, Culture=""  

The following example shows a fully specified reference for a strongly named assembly with culture "en".

ExampleAssembly, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=en, PublicKeyToken=a5d015c7d5a0b012  

Constructors

AssemblyName() AssemblyName() AssemblyName() AssemblyName()

Initializes a new instance of the AssemblyName class.

AssemblyName(String) AssemblyName(String) AssemblyName(String) AssemblyName(String)

Initializes a new instance of the AssemblyName class with the specified display name.

Properties

CodeBase CodeBase CodeBase CodeBase

Gets or sets the location of the assembly as a URL.

ContentType ContentType ContentType ContentType

Gets or sets a value that indicates what type of content the assembly contains.

CultureInfo CultureInfo CultureInfo CultureInfo

Gets or sets the culture supported by the assembly.

CultureName CultureName CultureName CultureName

Gets or sets the name of the culture associated with the assembly.

EscapedCodeBase EscapedCodeBase EscapedCodeBase EscapedCodeBase

Gets the URI, including escape characters, that represents the codebase.

Flags Flags Flags Flags

Gets or sets the attributes of the assembly.

FullName FullName FullName FullName

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

HashAlgorithm HashAlgorithm HashAlgorithm HashAlgorithm

Gets or sets the hash algorithm used by the assembly manifest.

KeyPair KeyPair KeyPair KeyPair

Gets or sets the public and private cryptographic key pair that is used to create a strong name signature for the assembly.

Name Name Name Name

Gets or sets the simple name of the assembly. This is usually, but not necessarily, the file name of the manifest file of the assembly, minus its extension.

ProcessorArchitecture ProcessorArchitecture ProcessorArchitecture ProcessorArchitecture

Gets or sets a value that identifies the processor and bits-per-word of the platform targeted by an executable.

Version Version Version Version

Gets or sets the major, minor, build, and revision numbers of the assembly.

VersionCompatibility VersionCompatibility VersionCompatibility VersionCompatibility

Gets or sets the information related to the assembly's compatibility with other assemblies.

Methods

Clone() Clone() Clone() Clone()

Makes a copy of this AssemblyName object.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetAssemblyName(String) GetAssemblyName(String) GetAssemblyName(String) GetAssemblyName(String)

Gets the AssemblyName for a given file.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Gets serialization information with all the data needed to recreate an instance of this AssemblyName.

GetPublicKey() GetPublicKey() GetPublicKey() GetPublicKey()

Gets the public key of the assembly.

GetPublicKeyToken() GetPublicKeyToken() GetPublicKeyToken() GetPublicKeyToken()

Gets the public key token, which is the last 8 bytes of the SHA-1 hash of the public key under which the application or assembly is signed.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
OnDeserialization(Object) OnDeserialization(Object) OnDeserialization(Object) OnDeserialization(Object)

Implements the ISerializable interface and is called back by the deserialization event when deserialization is complete.

ReferenceMatchesDefinition(AssemblyName, AssemblyName) ReferenceMatchesDefinition(AssemblyName, AssemblyName) ReferenceMatchesDefinition(AssemblyName, AssemblyName) ReferenceMatchesDefinition(AssemblyName, AssemblyName)

Returns a value indicating whether two assembly names are the same. The comparison is based on the simple assembly names.

SetPublicKey(Byte[]) SetPublicKey(Byte[]) SetPublicKey(Byte[]) SetPublicKey(Byte[])

Sets the public key identifying the assembly.

SetPublicKeyToken(Byte[]) SetPublicKeyToken(Byte[]) SetPublicKeyToken(Byte[]) SetPublicKeyToken(Byte[])

Sets the public key token, which is the last 8 bytes of the SHA-1 hash of the public key under which the application or assembly is signed.

ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

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

Explicit Interface Implementations

_AssemblyName.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

_AssemblyName.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can then be used to get the type information for an interface.

_AssemblyName.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _AssemblyName.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _AssemblyName.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _AssemblyName.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

_AssemblyName.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _AssemblyName.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

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