Scott Hanselman

Output an Assembly Version/Fully Qualified Name from the CommandLine

September 10, 2004 Comment on this post [0] Posted in Nant
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In the vein of incredibly easy 1 or 2-lines of code, here's another that's too embarassingly easy program to mention considering I asked for help to write it! :)  It IS useful I think though. (Unless there was something included with the Framework that I missed!)

public class AssemblyVersion
    public static void Main(string[] args)
        Assembly asm = Assembly.LoadFrom(args[0]);

This will print out the assembly qualified name of any .NET assembly ala:

c:\>assemblyversion.exe clipboard.exe
clipboard, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null

This can be useful for auditing and creating manifests/lists of assemblies that are included with a distribution.  We'll probably put it in a NAnt task to make a list of what's supposed to be there versus what IS there.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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