Database.Assemblies Property

Represents a collection of SqlAssembly objects. Each SqlAssembly object represents an assembly defined on the database.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)


Public ReadOnly Property Assemblies As SqlAssemblyCollection
public SqlAssemblyCollection Assemblies { get; }
property SqlAssemblyCollection^ Assemblies {
    SqlAssemblyCollection^ get ();
/** @property */
public SqlAssemblyCollection get_Assemblies ()
public function get Assemblies () : SqlAssemblyCollection

Property Value

An SqlAssemblyCollection object that represents all the assemblies defined on the database.


Updated text:17 July 2006

An assembly is the deployment unit in the Microsoft .NET environment. Microsoft SQL Server requires assemblies to be registered within a database before they can be used inside stored procedures, user-defined functions, triggers, and user-defined data types. In SQL Server Management Objects (SMO), assemblies are registered with the database when it is represented by an SqlAssembly object.

Specific assemblies can be referenced by using this collection by specifying the name of the assembly. To add a new assembly to the collection, call the assembly constructor.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")

'Display all the assemblies on the database.
Dim ar As SqlAssembly
For Each ar In db.Assemblies

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

See Also


Database Class
Database Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Create, Alter, and Remove a Database in Visual Basic .NET
Creating, Altering, and Removing Databases

Change History



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.