Assembly.FullName Property

Gets the display name of the assembly.

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

Public Overridable ReadOnly Property FullName As String
Dim instance As Assembly
Dim value As String

value = instance.FullName

/** @property */
public String get_FullName ()

public function get FullName () : String

Property Value

The display name of the assembly.

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


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 full name of an assembly.

    Dim SampleAssembly As [Assembly]
    ' Instantiate a target object.
    Dim Integer1 As New Int32()
    Dim Type1 As Type
    ' 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())
    ' Write the display name of assembly including base name and version.
    Console.WriteLine(("FullName=" + SampleAssembly.FullName))
End Sub 'Snippet2

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0