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Creating Multiple Versions of an Application or Component

You can create and run multiple versions of an application or component on a computer. For example, one version of an application could support the runtime that shipped with .NET Framework version 1.0 while another version of the same application could support the runtime that shipped with .NET Framework version 1.1. A compiled application or component contains a reference to the runtime version used to create the file. This reference can affect the version of the runtime that is used to run the application or component. For more information, see Determining Which Version of the Runtime to Load.

In This Section

Guidelines for Creating Applications and Components for Side-by-Side Execution
Describes how to design an application for side-by-side execution.
Using the .NET Application Restore Tool
Describes how to use the tool for restoring an application after it fails to run properly after assembly redirection.
Deploying Multiple Versions of an Application or Component
Provides information on installing and using several versions of an application or component.

Related Sections

<supportedRuntime> Element
Describes the configuration schema element that specifies which versions of the runtime are supported by an application.
Assembly Binding Redirection
Describes how to bind an application to a specific version of an assembly.
Determining a Servicing Strategy for Applications and Components
Discusses ways to support and upgrade applications and components.
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