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Assembly.FullName Property

July 28, 2014

Gets the display name of the assembly.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual string FullName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The display name of the assembly.

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

NoteNote:

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.

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 System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{
    public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
    {
        outputBlock.Text += "The FullName property (also called the display name) of...\n";
        outputBlock.Text += "...the currently executing assembly:\n";
        outputBlock.Text += Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().FullName + "\n";

        outputBlock.Text += "...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:\n";
        outputBlock.Text += typeof(int).Assembly.FullName + "\n";
    }
}

/* This example produces output similar to the following:

The FullName property (also called the display name) of...
...the currently executing assembly:
SilverlightApplication, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:
mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7cec85d7bea7798e
 */


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Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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