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Applied Microsoft® .NET Framework Programming by Jeffrey Richter

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Advanced Administrative Control (Configuration)

In the section Simple Administrative Control (Configuration) in Chapter 2, I gave a brief introduction to how an administrator can affect the way the CLR searches and binds to assemblies. In that section, I demonstrated how a referenced assembly’s files can be moved to a subdirectory of the application’s base directory and how the CLR uses the application’s XML configuration file to locate the moved files.

Having discussed only the probing element’s privatePath attribute in Chapter 2, I’m going to discuss the other XML configuration file elements in this section. Following is an XML configuration file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <configuration> <runtime> <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1"> ...

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