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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)

public AssemblyName[] GetReferencedAssemblies ()
public final AssemblyName[] GetReferencedAssemblies ()
public final function GetReferencedAssemblies () : AssemblyName[]
Not applicable.

Return Value

An array of type AssemblyName containing all the assemblies referenced by this assembly.

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

using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Module1
{

    public static void Main()
    {
        // This variable holds the amount of indenting that 
        // should be used when displaying each line of information.
        Int32 indent = 0;
        // Display information about the EXE assembly.
        Assembly a = 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.
      
        Display(indent, "Referenced assemblies:");
        foreach (AssemblyName 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())));
        }
        Display(indent, "");
        
        // Display information about each assembly loading into this AppDomain.
        foreach (Assembly b in AppDomain.CurrentDomain.GetAssemblies())
        {
            Display(indent, "Assembly: {0}", b);

            // Display information about each module of this assembly.
            foreach ( Module m in b.GetModules(true) )
            {
                Display(indent+1, "Module: {0}", m.Name);
            }

            // Display information about each type exported from this assembly.
           
            indent += 1;
            foreach ( Type t in b.GetExportedTypes() )
            {
                Display(0, "");
                Display(indent, "Type: {0}", t);

                // For each type, show its members & their custom attributes.
           
                indent += 1;
                foreach (MemberInfo mi in t.GetMembers() )
                {
                    Display(indent, "Member: {0}", mi.Name);
                    DisplayAttributes(indent, mi);

                    // If the member is a method, display information about its parameters.
                    
                    if (mi.MemberType==MemberTypes.Method)
                    {
                        foreach ( ParameterInfo pi in ((MethodInfo) mi).GetParameters() )
                        {
                            Display(indent+1, "Parameter: Type={0}, Name={1}", pi.ParameterType, pi.Name);
                        }
                    }

                    // If the member is a property, display information about the property's accessor methods.
                    if (mi.MemberType==MemberTypes.Property)
                    {
                        foreach ( MethodInfo am in ((PropertyInfo) mi).GetAccessors() )
                        {
                            Display(indent+1, "Accessor method: {0}", am);
                        }
                    }
                }
                indent -= 1;
            }
            indent -= 1;
        }
    }

    // Displays the custom attributes applied to the specified member.
    public static void DisplayAttributes(Int32 indent, MemberInfo mi)
    {
        // Get the set of custom attributes; if none exist, just return.
        object[] attrs = mi.GetCustomAttributes(false);
        if (attrs.Length==0) {return;}

        // Display the custom attributes applied to this member.
        Display(indent+1, "Attributes:");
        foreach ( object o in attrs )
        {
            Display(indent+2, "{0}", o.ToString());
        }
    }

    // Display a formatted string indented by the specified amount.
    public static void Display(Int32 indent, string format, params object[] param) 

    {
        Console.Write(new string(' ', indent*2));
        Console.WriteLine(format, param);
    }
}

//The output shown below is abbreviated.
//
//Assembly identity=ReflectionCS, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
//  Codebase=file:///C:/Documents and Settings/test/My Documents/Visual Studio 2005/Projects/Reflection/Reflection/obj/Debug/Reflection.exe
//Referenced assemblies:
//  Name=mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=, PublicKey token=B7-7A-5C-56-19-34-E0-89
//
//Assembly: mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//  Module: mscorlib.dll
//
//  Type: System.Object
//    Member: GetType
//    Member: ToString
//    Member: Equals
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=obj
//    Member: Equals
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
//    Member: ReferenceEquals
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objA
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=objB
//    Member: GetHashCode
//    Member: .ctor
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//
//  Type: System.ICloneable
//    Member: Clone
//
//  Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
//    Member: GetEnumerator
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispIdAttribute
//
//  Type: System.Collections.ICollection
//    Member: CopyTo
//      Parameter: Type=System.Array, Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//    Member: get_Count
//    Member: get_SyncRoot
//    Member: get_IsSynchronized
//    Member: Count
//      Accessor method: Int32 get_Count()
//    Member: SyncRoot
//      Accessor method: System.Object get_SyncRoot()
//    Member: IsSynchronized
//      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsSynchronized()
//
//  Type: System.Collections.IList
//    Member: get_Item
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//    Member: set_Item
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Add
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Contains
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Clear
//    Member: get_IsReadOnly
//    Member: get_IsFixedSize
//    Member: IndexOf
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Insert
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: Remove
//      Parameter: Type=System.Object, Name=value
//    Member: RemoveAt
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=index
//    Member: Item
//      Accessor method: System.Object get_Item(Int32)
//      Accessor method: Void set_Item(Int32, System.Object)
//    Member: IsReadOnly
//      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsReadOnly()
//    Member: IsFixedSize
//      Accessor method: Boolean get_IsFixedSize()
//
//  Type: System.Array
//    Member: IndexOf
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=T, Name=value
//    Member: AsReadOnly
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//    Member: Resize
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=T[]&, Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=System.Int32, Name=newSize
//    Member: BinarySearch
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=T, Name=value
//    Member: BinarySearch
//      Attributes:
//        System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute
//      Parameter: Type=T[], Name=array
//      Parameter: Type=T, Name=value
//      Parameter: Type=System.Collections.Generic.IComparer`1[T], Name=comparer

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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
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