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Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly Method

Gets the assembly that contains the code that is currently executing.

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

Public Shared Function GetExecutingAssembly As Assembly

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
The assembly that contains the code that is currently executing.

To get the assembly that contains the method that called the currently executing code, use GetCallingAssembly.

The following example gets the assembly of the currently running code.

    Dim SampleAssembly As [Assembly]
    ' Instantiate a target object.
    Dim Integer1 As New Int32()
    Dim Type1 As Type
    ' Set the Type instance to the target class type.
    Type1 = Integer1.GetType()
    ' Instantiate an Assembly class to the assembly housing the Integer type.  
    SampleAssembly = [Assembly].GetAssembly(Integer1.GetType())
    ' Display the name of the assembly currently executing
    Console.WriteLine(("GetExecutingAssembly=" + [Assembly].GetExecutingAssembly().FullName))
End Sub 'Snippet5

.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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