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Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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Chapter 15. Introducing .NET Assemblies

Each of the applications developed in this book's first fourteen chapters were along the lines of traditional "stand-alone" applications, given that all of your custom programming logic was contained within a single executable file (*.exe). However, one major aspect of the .NET platform is the notion of binary reuse, where applications make use of the types contained within various external assemblies (aka code libraries). The point of this chapter is to examine the core details of creating, deploying, and configuring .NET assemblies.

In this chapter, you'll first learn the construction of .NET namespaces followed by the distinction between single-file and multifile assemblies, as well as "private" and "shared" ...

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