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Assembly.GetReferencedAssemblies Method

Gets the AssemblyName objects for all the assemblies referenced by this assembly.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function GetReferencedAssemblies As AssemblyName()

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName()
An array that contains the fully parsed display names of all the assemblies referenced by this assembly.

Implements

_Assembly.GetReferencedAssemblies

Important noteImportant

Starting with the .NET Framework version 4, the HashAlgorithm property of an AssemblyName object that is returned by this method is AssemblyHashAlgorithm.None if there is no hash algorithm for the referenced assembly, or if the hash algorithm of the referenced assembly is not identified by the System.Configuration.Assemblies.AssemblyHashAlgorithm enumeration. In previous versions of the .NET Framework, the HashAlgorithm property returned AssemblyHashAlgorithm.SHA1 in this situation. 

The following code example demonstrates calling the GetReferencedAssemblies method. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Assembly class.


Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        ' This variable holds the amount of indenting that 
        ' should be used when displaying each line of information.
        Dim indent As Int32 = 0
        ' Display information about the EXE assembly.
        Dim a As [Assembly] = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly()
        Display(indent, "Assembly identity={0}", a.FullName)
        Display(indent + 1, "Codebase={0}", a.CodeBase)

        ' Display the set of assemblies our assemblies reference.
        Dim an As AssemblyName
        Display(indent, "Referenced assemblies:")
        For Each an In a.GetReferencedAssemblies()
            Display(indent + 1, "Name={0}, Version={1}, Culture={2}, PublicKey token={3}", _
                an.Name, an.Version, an.CultureInfo.Name, BitConverter.ToString(an.GetPublicKeyToken))
        Next
        Display(indent, "")

        ' Display information about each assembly loading into this AppDomain.
        For Each a In AppDomain.CurrentDomain.GetAssemblies()
            Display(indent, "Assembly: {0}", a)

            ' Display information about each module of this assembly.
            Dim m As [Module]
            For Each m In a.GetModules(True)
                Display(indent + 1, "Module: {0}", m.Name)
            Next

            ' Display information about each type exported from this assembly.
            Dim t As Type
            indent += 1
            For Each t In a.GetExportedTypes()
                Display(0, "")
                Display(indent, "Type: {0}", t)

                ' For each type, show its members & their custom attributes.
                Dim mi As MemberInfo
                indent += 1
                For Each mi In t.GetMembers()
                    Display(indent, "Member: {0}", mi.Name)
                    DisplayAttributes(indent, mi)

                    ' If the member is a method, display information about its parameters.
                    Dim pi As ParameterInfo
                    If mi.MemberType = MemberTypes.Method Then
                        For Each pi In CType(mi, MethodInfo).GetParameters()
                            Display(indent + 1, "Parameter: Type={0}, Name={1}", pi.ParameterType, pi.Name)
                        Next
                    End If

                    ' If the member is a property, display information about the property's accessor methods.
                    If mi.MemberType = MemberTypes.Property Then
                        Dim am As MethodInfo
                        For Each am In CType(mi, PropertyInfo).GetAccessors()
                            Display(indent + 1, "Accessor method: {0}", am)
                        Next
                    End If
                Next
                indent -= 1
            Next
            indent -= 1
        Next
    End Sub

    ' Displays the custom attributes applied to the specified member.
    Sub DisplayAttributes(ByVal indent As Int32, ByVal mi As MemberInfo)
        ' Get the set of custom attributes; if none exist, just return.
        Dim attrs() As Object = mi.GetCustomAttributes(False)
        If attrs.Length = 0 Then Return

        ' Display the custom attributes applied to this member.
        Display(indent + 1, "Attributes:")
        Dim o As Object
        For Each o In attrs
            Display(indent + 2, "{0}", o.ToString())
        Next
    End Sub

    ' Display a formatted string indented by the specified amount.
    Sub Display(ByVal indent As Int32, ByVal format As String, ByVal ParamArray params() As Object)
        Console.Write(New String(" "c, indent * 2))
        Console.WriteLine(format, params)
    End Sub
End Module

'The output shown below is abbreviated.
'
'Assembly identity=Reflection, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
'  Codebase=file:///C:/Reflection.exe
'Referenced assemblies:
'  Name=mscorlib, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B7-7A-5C-56-19-34-E0-89
'  Name=Microsoft.VisualBasic, Version=7.0.5000.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B0-3F-5F-7F-11-D5-0A-3A
'
'Assembly: mscorlib, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
'  Module: mscorlib.dll
'  Module: prc.nlp
'  Module: prcp.nlp
'  Module: ksc.nlp
'  Module: ctype.nlp
'  Module: xjis.nlp
'  Module: bopomofo.nlp
'  Module: culture.nlp
'  Module: region.nlp
'  Module: sortkey.nlp
'  Module: charinfo.nlp
'  Module: big5.nlp
'  Module: sorttbls.nlp
'  Module: l_intl.nlp
'  Module: l_except.nlp
'
'  Type: System.Object
'    Member: GetHashCode
'    Member: Equals
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=obj
'    Member: ToString
'    Member: Equals
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
'    Member: ReferenceEquals
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
'      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
'    Member: GetType
'    Member: .ctor
'
'  Type: System.ICloneable
'    Member: Clone
'
'  Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
'    Member: GetEnumerator
'      Attributes:
'        System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispIdAttribute
'
'  Type: System.Collections.ICollection
'    Member: get_IsSynchronized
'    Member: get_SyncRoot
'    Member: get_Count
'    Member: CopyTo
'      Parameter: Type=System.Array, Name=array
'      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
'    Member: Count
'      Accessor method: Int32 get_Count()
'    Member: SyncRoot
'      Accessor method: System.Object get_SyncRoot()
'    Member: IsSynchronized
'      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsSynchronized()
'


.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

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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