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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.


assemblyName is Nothing.


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 AssemblyName object.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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