Assembly Full Name - What is it?

.NET assemblies contain full name, also known as fully qualified name. The full name is stored in the meta data of the assembly and it used by .net runtime to uniquely identify it from another with the same name. The fully qualified name is majorly used during assembly resolution and during registering http handlers. For more information on Assembly Full Name read here

I have developed a small shell extension which adds a new context menu “Assembly Full Name” to .net assemblies. With this, you can view just the full name and also copy the same to clipboard. Below is the small demo video of its working as it does not need much of explanation. If this sounds useful to you, you can download it below.



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Utkarsh Shigihalli
Utkarsh Shigihalli
Utkarsh is passionate about software development and has experience in the areas of Azure, Azure DevOps, C# and TypeScript. Over the years he has worked as an architect, independent consultant and manager in many countries including India, United States, Netherlands and United Kingdom. He is a Microsoft MVP and has developed numerous extensions for Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and Azure DevOps.
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