Assembly.FullName Assembly.FullName Assembly.FullName Assembly.FullName Property

Definition

Gets the display name of the assembly.

public:
 virtual property System::String ^ FullName { System::String ^ get(); };
public virtual string FullName { get; }
member this.FullName : string
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property FullName As String
Property Value

The display name of the assembly.

Implements

Examples

The following example retrieves the display name of the currently executing assembly, and the display name of the assembly that contains the Int32 type (int in C#, Integer in Visual Basic).

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

void main()
{
    Console::WriteLine("The FullName property (also called the display name) of...");
    Console::WriteLine("...the currently executing assembly:");
    Console::WriteLine(Assembly::GetExecutingAssembly()->FullName);

    Console::WriteLine("...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:");
    Console::WriteLine(int::typeid->Assembly->FullName);
}

/* This example produces output similar to the following:

The FullName property (also called the display name) of...
...the currently executing assembly:
ExampleAssembly, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:
mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
 */
using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{
    static void Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("The FullName property (also called the display name) of...");
        Console.WriteLine("...the currently executing assembly:");
        Console.WriteLine(typeof(Example).Assembly.FullName);

        Console.WriteLine("...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:");
        Console.WriteLine(typeof(int).Assembly.FullName);
    }
}

/* This example produces output similar to the following:

The FullName property (also called the display name) of...
...the currently executing assembly:
ExampleAssembly, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:
mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
 */
Imports System.Reflection

Class Example
    Shared Sub Main()
        Console.WriteLine("The FullName property (also called the display name) of...")
        Console.WriteLine("...the currently executing assembly:")
        Console.WriteLine(GetType(Example).Assembly.FullName)

        Console.WriteLine("...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:")
        Console.WriteLine(GetType(Integer).Assembly.FullName)
    End Sub 
End Class 

' This example produces output similar to the following:
'
'The FullName property (also called the display name) of...
'...the currently executing assembly:
'ExampleAssembly, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
'...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:
'mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089

Remarks

See AssemblyName for a description of the format of the display name of an assembly.

Note

Writing your own code to parse display names is not recommended. Instead, pass the display name to the AssemblyName constructor, which parses it and populates the appropriate fields of the new AssemblyName.

In the .NET Framework version 2.0, processor architecture is added to assembly identity, and can be specified as part of assembly name strings. However, it is not included in the string returned by the FullName property, for compatibility reasons. See AssemblyName.ProcessorArchitecture.

Applies to