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GetAssembly Method

Assembly.GetAssembly Method

Gets the currently loaded assembly in which the specified class is defined.

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

public static Assembly GetAssembly(
	Type type


Type: System.Type

An object representing a class in the assembly that will be returned.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
The assembly in which the specified class is defined.


type is null.

In order to call this method, you must have a Type object, which means that the assembly in which the class is defined must already be loaded.

The following example retrieves the assembly of a specified class.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      // Instantiate a target object.
      Int32 integer1 = 1632;
      // Instantiate an Assembly class to the assembly housing the Integer type.
      Assembly systemAssembly = integer1.GetType().Assembly;
      // Get the location of the assembly using the file: protocol.
      Console.WriteLine("CodeBase = {0}", systemAssembly.CodeBase);
// The example displays output like the following: 
//    CodeBase = file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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