My C# solution contains several EXE's and one DLL. All of the EXE's hold references to the DLL because they all depend upon the types implemented by the DLL.
Now, even if I make a trivial change to the DLL that does not alter the public interfaces and methods of its types, Visual Studio rebuilds not only the DLL, but also all of the EXE's that depend upon it.
So my question is: Must I redistribute the rebuilt EXE's as well as the rebuilt DLL, even if my changes to the DLL do not alter any public interfaces or methods?
It seems to defeat the purpose of putting widely used types into a common DLL, if I must rebuild and redeploy any EXE's that use the DLL after making strictly internal changes to the DLL.
Thank you for reading my question.
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