AssemblyName.Name Property

Gets or sets the simple name of the assembly. This is usually, but not necessarily, the file name of the manifest file of the assembly, minus its extension.

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

public string Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The simple name of the assembly.

The manifest file is the file that contains the assembly manifest.

For example, the simple name of a single-file assembly named "MyAssembly.dll" is "MyAssembly".

The following example emits a dynamic assembly. When the assembly is created, the Name property is used to set the simple name of the dynamic assembly.

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;

public class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      // Create a dynamic assembly with name 'MyAssembly' and build version ''.
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      myAssemblyName.Name = "MyAssembly";
      myAssemblyName.Version = new Version("");

      // Get the assembly builder from the application domain associated with the current thread.
      AssemblyBuilder myAssemblyBuilder = 

      // Create a dynamic module in the assembly.
      ModuleBuilder myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("MyModule");
      // Create a type in the module.
      TypeBuilder myTypeBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineType("MyType", 
      // Create a method called 'MyMethod'.
      MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder = myTypeBuilder.DefineMethod("MyMethod", 
         MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.HideBySig |
         MethodAttributes.Static, typeof(string), null);
      // Get the Intermediate Language generator for the method.
      ILGenerator myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();
      // Load a string.
      myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Hello World!");
      // Return the string.

      // End the creation of the type.
      Type t = myTypeBuilder.CreateType();

      // Call the static method.
      object result = t.InvokeMember("MyMethod", 
         BindingFlags.InvokeMethod | BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Static, 
         Type.DefaultBinder, null, null);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("MyMethod() returned '{0}'.\n", result);

      // Create an instance of the class.
      object obj = Activator.CreateInstance(t);

/* This example produces the following output:

MyMethod() returned 'Hello World!'.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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