<dependentAssembly> Element

 

Encapsulates binding policy and assembly location for each assembly. Use one dependentAssembly element for each assembly.

<configuration>
<runtime>
<assemblyBinding>
<dependentAssembly>

<dependentAssembly>   
</dependentAssembly>  

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

ElementDescription
assemblyIdentityContains identifying information about the assembly. This element must be included in each dependentAssembly element.
codeBaseSpecifies where the runtime can find a shared assembly if it is not installed on the computer.
bindingRedirectRedirects one assembly version to another.
publisherPolicySpecifies whether the runtime applies publisher policy for this assembly.

Parent Elements

ElementDescription
assemblyBindingContains information about assembly version redirection and the locations of assemblies.
configurationThe root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
runtimeContains information about assembly binding and garbage collection.

The following example shows how to encapsulate assembly information for two assemblies.

<configuration>  
   <runtime>  
      <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">  
         <dependentAssembly>  
            <assemblyIdentity name="myAssembly"  
                              publicKeyToken="32ab4ba45e0a69a1"  
                              culture="neutral" />  
            <!--Redirection and codeBase policy for myAssembly.-->  
         </dependentAssembly>  
         <dependentAssembly>  
            <assemblyIdentity name="mySecondAssembly"  
                              publicKeyToken="32ab4ba45e0a69a1"  
                              culture="neutral" />  
            <!--Redirection and codeBase policy for mySecondAssembly.-->  
         </dependentAssembly>  
      </assemblyBinding>  
   </runtime>  
</configuration>  

Runtime Settings Schema
Configuration File Schema
Redirecting Assembly Versions

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