Create tool for Visual Studio 2010 to extract the full qualified public assemby name with PowerShell

I created a simple tool extension for Visual Studio for extracting the full qualified name of an .NET assembly.

Like this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee539398.aspx but without a compiled application.

I used PowerShell for this.

HERE ARE THE STEPS:

    1. Got to Visual Studio 2010
    2. Open Menu “Tools”
    3. Open Dialog “External Tools”
    4. Click “Add” to add a new tool entry
    5. Specify “Full Assembly Name” as “Title”
    6. Enter “c:windowssystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0powershell.exe” as “Command”
    7. Enter
      -command "&{[System.Reflection.AssemblyName]::GetAssemblyName('$(TargetPath)').FullName}"

      as “Arguments”

    8. Check “Use output window”
    9. Click “OK”
    10. You can use this tool if your output binary can be compiled(!)

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