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Applied Microsoft® .NET Framework Programming by Jeffrey Richter

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Chapter 3. Shared Assemblies

In Chapter 2, I talked about the steps required to build, package, and deploy an assembly. I focused on what’s called private deployment, where assemblies are placed in the application’s base directory (or a subdirectory thereof) for the application’s sole use. Deploying assemblies privately gives a company a large degree of control over the naming, versioning, and behavior of the assembly.

In this chapter, I’ll concentrate on creating assemblies that multiple applications can access. The assemblies that ship with the Microsoft .NET Framework are an excellent example of globally deployed assemblies because almost all managed applications use types defined by Microsoft in the .NET Framework Class Library (FCL).

As I mentioned ...

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