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AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName Method

Gets the AssemblyName for a given file.

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

public static AssemblyName GetAssemblyName(
	string assemblyFile
)

Parameters

assemblyFile
Type: System.String

The path for the assembly whose AssemblyName is to be returned.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName
An AssemblyName object representing the given file.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

assemblyFile is null.

ArgumentException

assemblyFile is invalid, such as an assembly with an invalid culture.

FileNotFoundException

assemblyFile is not found.

SecurityException

The caller does not have path discovery permission.

BadImageFormatException

assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.

FileLoadException

An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different sets of evidence.

This will only work if the file contains an assembly manifest. This method causes the file to be opened and closed, but the assembly is not added to this domain.

The following code example gets the AssemblyName for an assembly on disk. It will not run unless you replace the string "MyAssembly.exe" with the filename of an assembly (including the path, if necessary) on your hard disk. Alternatively, you can compile this code example as "MyAssembly.exe".

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class AssemblyName_GetAssemblyName
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Replace the string "MyAssembly.exe" with the name of an assembly,
      // including a path if necessary. If you do not have another assembly 
      // to use, you can use whatever name you give to this assembly. 
      //
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName("MyAssembly.exe");
      Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying assembly information:\n");
      Console.WriteLine(myAssemblyName.ToString());
   }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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