<assemblyBinding> Element for <configuration>


Specifies assembly binding policy at the configuration level.

<configuration> Element
<assemblyBinding> Element for <configuration>


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


xmlnsRequired attribute.

Specifies the XML namespace required for assembly binding. Use the string "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" as the value.

Child Elements

<linkedConfiguration> ElementSpecifies a configuration file to include.

Parent Elements

<configuration> ElementThe root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.

The <linkedConfiguration> Element simplifies the management of component assemblies by allowing application configuration files to include assembly configuration files in well-known locations, rather than duplicating assembly configuration settings.

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The <linkedConfiguration> element is not supported for applications with Windows side-by-side manifests.

The following code example shows how to include a configuration file on the local hard disk.

   <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">  
      <linkedConfiguration href="file://c:\Program Files\Contoso\sharedConfig.xml"/>  

Configuration File Schema