ReferenceMatchesDefinition Method

AssemblyName.ReferenceMatchesDefinition Method (AssemblyName, AssemblyName)


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


Type: System.Reflection.AssemblyName

The reference assembly name.

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
Available since 2.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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