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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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14.5. Building and Consuming a Multifile Assembly

Now that you have constructed and consumed a single-file assembly, let's examine the process of building a multifile assembly. Recall that a multifile assembly is simply a collection of related modules that is deployed and versioned as a single logical unit. At the time of this writing, the Visual Studio IDE does not support a C# multifile assembly project template. Therefore, you will need to make use of the command-line compiler (csc.exe) to build such a beast.

To describe the process, you will build a multifile assembly named AirVehicles. The primary module (airvehicles.dll) will contain a single class type named Helicopter. The related manifest (also contained in airvehicles.dll) will catalog ...

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