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Why is this so long winded to get AssemblyInfo?

Why is this so long winded to get AssemblyInfo?

(OP)
Hi,

Is this really the only way to access AssemblyInfo details?

CODE

Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().GetCustomAttributes(typeof(AssemblyProductAttribute), false).Cast<AssemblyProductAttribute>().FirstOrDefault().Product 

This seems ridiculously complicated to get some simple information about my application.

Thanks,

1DMF

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RE: Why is this so long winded to get AssemblyInfo?

Such is life!!

The AssemblyInfo details are so that you can see something about your assembly in windows.
It is a compiled class so the only way to see it is via reflection.

If you want to be able to access this frequently in a more user friendly manner then just write yourself a static class which does the work.

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RE: Why is this so long winded to get AssemblyInfo?

(OP)
Hi CathalMF,

Good to know I wasn't beating around the bush, when there was a more direct approach.

I've written a helper static class to manage version control utilising the AssemblyInfo, so I won't need to keep writing such code.

Thanks for input, it's appreciated.

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