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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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15.5. Reflecting on Shared Assemblies

The Assembly.Load() method has been overloaded a number of times. One variation allows you to specify a culture value (for localized assemblies) as well as a version number and public key token value (for shared assemblies). Collectively speaking, the set of items identifying an assembly is termed the display name. The format of a display name is a comma-delimited string of name/value pairs that begins with the friendly name of the assembly, followed by optional qualifiers (that may appear in any order). Here is the template to follow (optional items appear in parentheses):

Name (,Version = major.minor.build.revision) (,Culture = culture token)
(,PublicKeyToken= public key token)

When you're crafting a display ...

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