Chapter 3. Shared Assemblies and Strongly Named Assemblies

In this chapter:

Two Kinds of Assemblies, Two Kinds of Deployment

Giving an Assembly a Strong Name

The Global Assembly Cache

Building an Assembly That References a Strongly Named Assembly

Strongly Named Assemblies Are Tamper-Resistant

Delayed Signing

Privately Deploying Strongly Named Assemblies

How the Runtime Resolves Type References

Advanced Administrative Control (Configuration)

In Chapter 2, I talked about the steps required to build, package, and deploy an assembly. I focused on what’s called private deployment, in which 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 ...

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