Visual Basic .NET Language Getting Assembly Version From Strong Name


Example

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