By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
A DLL can be simply dropped into a Web application bin folder and it's ready for use. However, if you're developing code that uses that assembly, you must reference it in the VS.NET Web Application project. In order to avoid deploying the assembly to all sites using it, you can instead add the assembly to the Global Assembly Cache (GAC). In order to do so, you need to sign the assembly (see the product documentation on how to do that), and register it, either through the command line or using the .NET Framework Configuration application inside Administrative Tools.
Dig Deeper on Win Development Resources
Related Q&A from Daniel Cazzulino
Here Daniel Cazzulino explains how to load a DSL (domain specific language) domain model instance file programmatically. This requires the .NET type ... Continue Reading
Here we offer a glimpse at 12 of .NET development expert Danny Cazzulino's top ASP.NET questions and answers. Continue Reading
C# developers should NOT be modifying InitializeComponent method in the code-behind (or any of the variable definitions) by hand. Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.