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Database.Assemblies Property

Gets a collection of SqlAssembly objects. Each SqlAssembly object represents an assembly defined on the database.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

function get Assemblies () : SqlAssemblyCollection

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SqlAssemblyCollection
An SqlAssemblyCollection object that represents all the assemblies defined on the database.

An assembly is the deployment unit in the Microsoft .NET environment. SQL Server requires assemblies to be registered in a database before they can be used inside stored procedures, user-defined functions, triggers, and user-defined data types. In SMO, assemblies are registered with the database when it is represented by an SqlAssembly object.

Specific assemblies can be referenced by using this collection by specifying the name of the assembly. To add a new assembly to the collection, call the assembly constructor.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks2012 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012")

'Display all the assemblies on the database.
Dim ar As SqlAssembly
For Each ar In db.Assemblies


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")
foreach ($ar in $db.Assemblies)
   Write-Host $ar.Name
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