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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Working with different types of assemblies

In the previous recipe we have understood the internal bits of an assembly. We saw the components that comprise an assembly; the file formats and metadata information regarding an assembly. We have built an executable and inspected its major components. The main motive of the previous recipe was to understand different sections of a .NET assembly and its file format. In this recipe, our focus is to build an assembly with different components.

A .NET assembly is of three types:

  • Private assemblies: Private assemblies are those files that are deployed with the application, either in the same directory where the application is running or in its subdirectories. These assemblies are designed to be used by one ...

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