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This tip shows how to add an assembly to GAC (Global Assembly Cache) so it can be referred globally by any other applications/assemblies.
Step 1: Create a key file. Go to the Visual Studio .NET command prompt from menu and type >sn -k c:\anypath\anyname.smk. If successful, it will display "Key pair written to c:anypathanyname.smk."
Step 2: Go to the project file item AssemblyInfo.vb and add a new entry.
Rebuild the project.
Step 3: Go back to the .NET command prompt and type >gacutil /i c:\windowsapplicationpath\windowsapplication1.exe. It displays: "Assembly successfully added to cache."
/i - installation
windowsapplicationpath the path where your assembly resides