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Applied Microsoft® .NET Framework Programming by Jeffrey Richter

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Building an Assembly That References a Strongly Named Assembly

Whenever you build an assembly, the assembly will have references to other strongly named assemblies. This is true if only because System.Object is defined in MSCorLib.dll. However, it’s likely that an assembly will reference types in other strongly named assemblies published either by Microsoft, by a third party, or by your own organization.

In Chapter 2, I showed you how to use CSC.exe’s /reference command-line switch to specify the assembly filenames you want to reference. If the filename is a full path, CSC.exe loads the specified file and uses its metadata information to build the assembly. If you specify a filename without a path, CSC.exe attempts to find the assembly by looking ...

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