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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 static Assembly GetExecutingAssembly ()
public static Assembly GetExecutingAssembly ()
public static function GetExecutingAssembly () : Assembly
Not applicable.

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 = new Int32();
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=" + Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().FullName);

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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