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Illustrated C# 2008 by Daniel Solis

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Chapter 10. Namespaces and Assemblies

Referencing Other Assemblies

In Chapter 1, we took a high-level look at the compilation process. You saw that the compiler takes the source code file and produces an output file called an assembly. This chapter will take a closer look at assemblies and how they are produced and deployed. You will also look at how namespaces help organize types.

All the programs you've seen so far have, for the most part, declared and used their own classes. In many projects, however, you will want to use classes or types from other assemblies. These other assemblies might come from the BCL or a third-party vendor, or you might have created them yourself. These are called class libraries, and the names of their assembly files ...

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