Example of calling an extension method as an extension and as a regular method.
public Class MyClass Sub Main() 'Extension called directly on the object. Dim Version = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly.GetVersionFromAssembly() 'Called as a regular method. Dim Ver = GetVersionFromAssembly(SomeOtherAssembly) End Sub End Class
The Extension Method in a Module. Make the Module Public if extensions are compiled to a dll and will be referenced in another assembly.
Public Module Extensions ''' <summary> ''' Returns the version number from the specified assembly using the assembly's strong name. ''' </summary> ''' <param name="Assy">[Assembly] Assembly to get the version info from.</param> ''' <returns>[String]</returns> <Extension> Friend Function GetVersionFromAssembly(ByVal Assy As Assembly) As String Return Split(Split(Assy.FullName,",")(1),"=")(1) End Function End Module