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Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly Method

Gets the assembly that contains the code that is currently executing.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static Assembly GetExecutingAssembly()

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
The assembly that contains the code that is currently executing.

To get the assembly that contains the method that called the currently executing code, use GetCallingAssembly.

The following example gets the assembly of the currently running code.

Assembly SampleAssembly;
// Instantiate a target object.
Int32 Integer1 = new Int32();
Type Type1;
// Set the Type instance to the target class type.
Type1 = Integer1.GetType();
// Instantiate an Assembly class to the assembly housing the Integer type.  
SampleAssembly = Assembly.GetAssembly(Integer1.GetType());
// Display the name of the assembly currently executing
Console.WriteLine("GetExecutingAssembly=" + Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().FullName);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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