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AssemblyName.ReferenceMatchesDefinition Method

Updated: August 2012

Returns a value indicating whether two assembly names are the same. The comparison is based on the simple assembly names.

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

public static bool ReferenceMatchesDefinition(
	AssemblyName reference,
	AssemblyName definition
)

Parameters

reference
Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName
The reference assembly name.
definition
Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName
The assembly name that is compared to the reference assembly.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the simple assembly names are the same; otherwise, false.

The comparison depends only on the simple assembly name. It ignores version, culture, and public key token.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.

Date

History

Reason

August 2012

Correction: comparison is by simple assembly name.

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