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AssemblyName Constructor (String)

Note: This constructor is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Initializes a new instance of the AssemblyName class with the specified display name.

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

public AssemblyName (
	string assemblyName
)
public AssemblyName (
	String assemblyName
)
public function AssemblyName (
	assemblyName : String
)

Parameters

assemblyName

The display name of the assembly, as returned by the FullName property.

The supplied assemblyName is parsed, and the appropriate fields of the new AssemblyName are initialized with values from the display name. This is the recommended way of parsing display names. Writing your own code to parse display names is not recommended.

The following code example creates a dynamic assembly named MyAssembly.exe and saves it to your hard disk. After running the example, you can use the MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe) to examine the assembly metadata.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class AssemblyNameDemo
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Create an AssemblyName, specifying the display name, and then
      // print the properties.
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = 
         new AssemblyName("Example, Version=1.0.0.2001, Culture=en-US, PublicKeyToken=null");
      Console.WriteLine("Name: {0}", myAssemblyName.Name);
      Console.WriteLine("Version: {0}", myAssemblyName.Version);
      Console.WriteLine("CultureInfo: {0}", myAssemblyName.CultureInfo);
      Console.WriteLine("FullName: {0}", myAssemblyName.FullName);
   }
}
/* This code example produces output similar to the following:

Name: Example
Version: 1.0.0.2001
CultureInfo: en-US
FullName: Example, Version=1.0.0.2001, Culture=en-US, PublicKeyToken=null
 */

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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