AssemblyName Constructor (String)


Initializes a new instance of the AssemblyName class with the specified display name.

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

Public Sub New (
	assemblyName As String


Type: System.String

The display name of the assembly, as returned by the FullName property.

Exception Condition

assemblyName is null.


assemblyName is a zero length string.


In the .NET for Windows Store apps or the Portable Class Library, catch the base class exception, IOException, instead.

The referenced assembly could not be found, or could not be loaded.

The supplied assemblyName is parsed, and the appropriate fields of the new AssemblyName are initialized with values from the display name. This is the recommended way of parsing display names. Writing your own code to parse display names is not recommended.

The following example creates an instance of AssemblyName from a display name. The individual elements of the display name are output to the console as properties of the AssemblyNameobject.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Public Class AssemblyNameDemo

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Create an AssemblyName, specifying the display name, and then
      ' print the properties.
      Dim myAssemblyName As New _
         AssemblyName("Example, Version=, Culture=en-US, PublicKeyToken=null")
      Console.WriteLine("Name: {0}", myAssemblyName.Name)
      Console.WriteLine("Version: {0}", myAssemblyName.Version)
      Console.WriteLine("CultureInfo: {0}", myAssemblyName.CultureInfo)
      Console.WriteLine("FullName: {0}", myAssemblyName.FullName)

   End Sub  
End Class 

' This code example produces output similar to the following:
'Name: Example
'CultureInfo: en-US
'FullName: Example, Version=, Culture=en-US, PublicKeyToken=null

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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