Chapter 45. Working with Assemblies

So many times in this book, and of course in many other .NET resources, you find the word assembly associating it to managed executable files such as .NET applications and libraries. You need to know some key concepts about assemblies to understand how they actually work, what kind of information they offer, and how you can avoid bad surprises when executing them. In this chapter, you first get an overview of assemblies’ structure and base concepts; then you learn about advanced concepts that can help you understand their context of execution.

Assembly Overview

Assemblies can be discussed with two points of ...

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