NetLah.Abstractions 0.2.0

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dotnet add package NetLah.Abstractions --version 0.2.0
NuGet\Install-Package NetLah.Abstractions -Version 0.2.0
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<PackageReference Include="NetLah.Abstractions" Version="0.2.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add NetLah.Abstractions --version 0.2.0
#r "nuget: NetLah.Abstractions, 0.2.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install NetLah.Abstractions as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=NetLah.Abstractions&version=0.2.0

// Install NetLah.Abstractions as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=NetLah.Abstractions&version=0.2.0

NetLah.Abstractions - .NET Library

NetLah.Abstractions is a library which contains a set of reusable classes for storage and retrieve .NET assembly build date time at runtime. These libray classes are ApplicationInfo, AssemblyInfo, AssemblyBuildDateAttribute.

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Getting started

This solution come from the idea of Gérald Barré on Meziantou's blog Getting the date of build of a .NET assembly at runtime

1. Add/Update PackageReference to .csproj

  <PackageReference Include="NetLah.Abstractions" Version="0.2.0" />

2. Output during build

Microsoft (R) Build Engine version 17.0.0+c9eb9dd64 for .NET
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

  Determining projects to restore...
  All projects are up-to-date for restore.
  SampleApp -> C:\Work\NetLah\abstractions\samples\SampleApp\bin\Debug\net6.0\SampleApp.dll
  SampleApp := [set] 2021-11-08T21:26:28 (net6.0)

Build succeeded.
    0 Warning(s)
    0 Error(s)

Time Elapsed 00:00:01.84

2. Retrieve build datetime of assembly

var asm = new AssemblyInfo(typeof(AssemblyInfo).Assembly);
Console.WriteLine($"Version:{asm.InformationalVersion} BuildTime:{asm.BuildTimestampLocal}; Framework:{asm.FrameworkName}");

The output:

Version:0.2.0-rc2.2 BuildTime:2021-11-08T21:26:28+08:00; Framework:.NETStandard,Version=v2.0

3. Or Retrieve build datetime of entry assembly

var appInfo = ApplicationInfo.Initialize(null);
Console.WriteLine($"Version:{appInfo.InformationalVersion} BuildTime:{appInfo.BuildTimestampLocal};Framework:{appInfo.FrameworkName}");


Version:0.2.0-rc2.2 BuildTime:2021-11-08T21:26:56+08:00; Framework:.NETCoreApp,Version=v6.0

4. Use Directory.Build.targets to declare build date attribute to all projects inside the solution

  • Set build date to projects that already include packageReference NetLah.Abstractions
  <PackageReference Update="NetLah.Abstractions" Version="0.2.0" />
  • Set build date to all projects
  <PackageReference Include="NetLah.Abstractions" />
  <PackageReference Update="NetLah.Abstractions" Version="0.2.0" />
Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows net7.0 net7.0-android net7.0-ios net7.0-maccatalyst net7.0-macos net7.0-tvos net7.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
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  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.

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