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Hi,
I have application that are using a dll. The DLL has installed in GAC. now I want to change the DLL with another version.
Mean now my application should automatic connect with new version of DLL.
is there a way to use new dll to existing application without modifying the existing application which is using the DLL.
Posted 2-Jul-13 0:42am

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Solution 1

You can sign the modified assembly and push it to the GAC, so that the applications which reference this assembly, will be unaware of the difference.

You should:
- Specify all parts of the version number, meaning in version A.B.C.D specify all parts (A, B, C and D), rather than A.B.C.* in AssemblyInfo.cs file,
- Use the same sn key.

Now version-specific references should reach the dll safe and sound.

See a wonderful CP article on the topic by Oren Shwartz:
Assemblies: locating, binding and deploying[^]

Cheers,
Edo
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