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FullName Property

Assembly.FullName Property

Gets the display name of the assembly.

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

public virtual string FullName { get; }

Property Value

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

Implements

_Assembly.FullName

See AssemblyName for a description of the format of the display name of an assembly.

NoteNote

Writing your own code to parse display names is not recommended. Instead, pass the display name to the AssemblyName constructor, which parses it and populates the appropriate fields of the new AssemblyName.

In the .NET Framework version 2.0, processor architecture is added to assembly identity, and can be specified as part of assembly name strings. However, it is not included in the string returned by the FullName property, for compatibility reasons. See AssemblyName.ProcessorArchitecture.

The following example retrieves the display name of the currently executing assembly, and the display name of the assembly that contains the Int32 type (int in C#, Integer in Visual Basic).

using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{
    static void Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("The FullName property (also called the display name) of...");
        Console.WriteLine("...the currently executing assembly:");
        Console.WriteLine(typeof(Example).Assembly.FullName);

        Console.WriteLine("...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:");
        Console.WriteLine(typeof(int).Assembly.FullName);
    }
}

/* This example produces output similar to the following:

The FullName property (also called the display name) of...
...the currently executing assembly:
ExampleAssembly, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
...the assembly that contains the Int32 type:
mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
 */

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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