ProvideBindingRedirectionAttribute Class

 

Registers a set of values that define a binding redirection. These values are merged at startup into the CLR runtime configuration.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.14.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.14.0.dll)


[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple = true, 
	Inherited = true)]
public sealed class ProvideBindingRedirectionAttribute : ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodProvideBindingRedirectionAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the ProvideBindingRedirectionAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyAssemblyName

Gets or sets the name of the target assembly.(Inherited from ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCodeBase

Gets or sets a relative path from $PackageFolder$, or an absolute path rooted from an environment variable substitution (of format %variable%).(Inherited from ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCulture

Gets or sets a string that specifies the language and country/region of the assembly.(Inherited from ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyGenerateCodeBase

Gets or sets the generated code base element. When false, no corresponding CodeBase element is generated for the redirected assembly (used for assemblies in the GAC).

System_CAPS_pubpropertyGuid

Gets the identifier of this attribute instance.(Inherited from ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyNewVersion

Gets or sets the version of the assembly to use instead of the originally-requested version.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyOldVersion

Gets the range of versions that will be redirected.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyOldVersionLowerBound

Gets or sets the lower bound (inclusive) of the range of versions that will be redirected.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyOldVersionUpperBound

Gets or sets the upper bound (inclusive) of the range of versions that will be redirected.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPublicKeyToken

Gets or sets a 16-character hexadecimal number which is the token part of the strong name of the assembly being redirected.(Inherited from ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeId

Gets the current instance of this attribute.(Inherited from RegistrationAttribute.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefaultAttribute()

(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodMatch(Object)

(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodRegister(RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext)

Registers this attribute with the given context.(Inherited from ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodUnregister(RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext)

Unregisters this attribute.(Inherited from ProvideDependentAssemblyAttribute.)

By using the ProvideBindingRedirection attribute, you can specify binding redirection for the installation of an upgrade to an extensible component. When you ship an extensible Visual Studio component, this attribute prevents users of the component from having to install an old version of a dependent component. If you use the ProvideBindingRedirection attribute, you don't need to manually update the exe.config file to redirect users of the old assembly version to the new version.

Adding a ProvideBindingRedirection assembly attribute is an easy way to add a binding redirection entry to the pkgdef file. The pkgdef file is used to install the extension.

The following example shows a ProvideBindingRedirection entry in the AssemblyInfo.cs or AssemblyInfo.vb file:

[assembly: ProvideBindingRedirection(AssemblyName = "ClassLibrary1",
    NewVersion = "3.0.0.0", OldVersionLowerBound = "1.0.0.0",
    OldVersionUpperBound = "2.0.0.0")]

When the project is built, the following entry is added to the pkgdef file:

[$RootKey$\RuntimeConfiguration\dependentAssembly\bindingRedirection\{EE3E8305-3E91-51CD-0B2D-8E8EFFDD081C}]
"name"="ClassLibrary1"
"publicKeyToken"=""
"culture"="neutral"
"oldVersion"="1.0.0.0-2.0.0.0"
"newVersion"="3.0.0.0"
"codeBase"="$PackageFolder$\ClassLibrary1.dll"

You can also add a bindingRedirection entry directly to a pkgdef file.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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