[Mono-dev] Type.GetType inside of dynamic assembly

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Tue Aug 30 15:02:25 EDT 2005

Hi Jon,

> 	Might be a simple question, but I'll ask anyway. I have a small
> program that calls Type.GetType("MyType, MyAssembly"). This works fine.
> The program references "MyAssembly" at compile time. 
> 	I also reference another assembly (say "MyAssembly2") in the
> executable. MyAssembly2 doesn't reference MyAssembly. I pass the string
> "MyType, MyAssembly" to a method in MyAssembly2 that calls
> Type.GetType() with the string. This call fails.
> 	This all works on Windows under MS.Net, and I'm wondering what I
> need to do differently on Linux with Mono. All files are in the same
> directory.

Since Linux file systems are usually case sensitive, the name
of the assembly must match the file system name.
Are you sure your assembly has exactly the file name "MyAssembly2.dll"?


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