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How to: Change an Assembly Name (Visual Basic, C#)

The Assembly Name property of an application determines the name that will be used for the compiled application. For example, setting the Assembly Name to "MyApplication" for a Windows-based application would result in an executable file named MyApplication.exe. The Assembly Name defaults to the project name; it can be changed on the Application page of the Project Designer.


Although the default value of the Assembly Name is the same as the project name, the two are unrelated; changing the project name does not change the Assembly Name and changing the Assembly Name does not change the project name.

To change the Assembly Name property

  1. With a project selected in Solution Explorer, on the Project menu, click Properties.

  2. Click the Application tab.

  3. In the Assembly Name field, type the name for your application.