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AssemblyName.ReferenceMatchesDefinition Method

Returns a value indicating whether two assembly names are the same. The comparison is based on the simple assembly names.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static bool ReferenceMatchesDefinition(
	AssemblyName reference,
	AssemblyName definition
)

Parameters

reference
Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName

The reference assembly name.

definition
Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName

The assembly name that is compared to the reference assembly.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the simple assembly names are the same; otherwise, false.

The comparison depends only on the simple assembly name. It ignores version, culture, and public key token.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.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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