AssemblyName Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the AssemblyName class.

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

public AssemblyName()

The following example creates an AssemblyName and then uses it to create a dynamic assembly.

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;

public class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      // Create a dynamic assembly with name 'MyAssembly' and build version ''.
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      myAssemblyName.Name = "MyAssembly";
      myAssemblyName.Version = new Version("");

      // Get the assembly builder from the application domain associated with the current thread.
      AssemblyBuilder myAssemblyBuilder = 

      // Create a dynamic module in the assembly.
      ModuleBuilder myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("MyModule");
      // Create a type in the module.
      TypeBuilder myTypeBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineType("MyType", 
      // Create a method called 'MyMethod'.
      MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder = myTypeBuilder.DefineMethod("MyMethod", 
         MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.HideBySig |
         MethodAttributes.Static, typeof(string), null);
      // Get the Intermediate Language generator for the method.
      ILGenerator myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();
      // Load a string.
      myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Hello World!");
      // Return the string.

      // End the creation of the type.
      Type t = myTypeBuilder.CreateType();

      // Call the static method.
      object result = t.InvokeMember("MyMethod", 
         BindingFlags.InvokeMethod | BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Static, 
         Type.DefaultBinder, null, null);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("MyMethod() returned '{0}'.\n", result);

      // Create an instance of the class.
      object obj = Activator.CreateInstance(t);

/* This example produces the following output:

MyMethod() returned 'Hello World!'.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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