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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)

static Assembly^ GetExecutingAssembly ()
public static Assembly GetExecutingAssembly ()
public static function GetExecutingAssembly () : Assembly

Return Value

A Assembly representing 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.

Assembly^ SampleAssembly;
// Instantiate a target object.
Int32 Integer1(0);
Type^ Type1;
// 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= {0}", Assembly::GetExecutingAssembly()->FullName );

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0