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Assembly.FullName Property

Gets the display name of the assembly.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property FullName As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The display name of the assembly.

Implements

_Assembly.FullName

See AssemblyName for a description of the format of the display name of an assembly.

NoteNote

Writing your own code to parse display names is not recommended. Instead, pass the display name to the AssemblyName constructor, which parses it and populates the appropriate fields of the new AssemblyName.

In the .NET Framework version 2.0, processor architecture is added to assembly identity, and can be specified as part of assembly name strings. However, it is not included in the string returned by the FullName property, for compatibility reasons. See AssemblyName.ProcessorArchitecture.

The following example retrieves the display name of the currently executing assembly, and the display name of the assembly that contains the Int32 type (int in C#, Integer in Visual Basic).


Imports System.Reflection

Class Example

    Shared Sub Main()

        Console.WriteLine("The FullName property (also called the display name) of...")
        Console.WriteLine("...the currently executing assembly:")
        Console.WriteLine(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().FullName)

        Console.WriteLine("...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:")
        Console.WriteLine(GetType(Integer).Assembly.FullName)
    End Sub 
End Class 

' This example produces output similar to the following:
'
'The FullName property (also called the display name) of...
'...the currently executing assembly:
'ExampleAssembly, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
'...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:
'mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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