Assembly::Location Property


Gets the full path or UNC location of the loaded file that contains the manifest.

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

property String^ Location {
	virtual String^ get();

Property Value

Type: System::String^

The location of the loaded file that contains the manifest. If the loaded file was shadow-copied, the location is that of the file after being shadow-copied. If the assembly is loaded from a byte array, such as when using the Load(array<Byte>^) method overload, the value returned is an empty string ("").

Exception Condition

The current assembly is a dynamic assembly, represented by an AssemblyBuilder object.

To get the location before the file has been shadow-copied, use the CodeBase property.

The following example displays the location of the loaded file that contains the manifest.

Assembly^ SampleAssembly;
// Instantiate a target object.
Int32 Integer1(0);
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 physical location of the assembly containing the manifest.
Console::WriteLine( "Location= {0}", SampleAssembly->Location );
// The example displays the following output:
//    Location=C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorlib.dll  


for access to the path. Associated enumeration: FileIOPermissionAccess::PathDiscovery

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
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