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I've wasted far too much time on this issue, so I'll make an entry for future frustrated Google searchers. You're welcome.

If you need to see if a particular Type object implements a particular interface, it's clear that the method IsAssignableFrom is the proper choice. But the damn thing wouldn't work. is certainly what I was looking for. Then I found Scott Hanselman's entry on the subject and it became obvious that I was reversing the members.

Assembly library = Assembly.LoadFrom(pathToLibrary);
Type[] allTypes = library.GetTypes();
foreach (Type type in allTypes)
if (typeof(IInterfaceToImplement).IsAssignableFrom(type))


Previously, I was doing if (type.IsAssignableFrom(typeof(IInterfaceToImplement)) and it just wasn't doing it's thing.