Assemblies Page

Windows Installer has the ability to install .NET and Win32 assemblies. These are installed as side-by-side assemblies on Microsoft Windows XP or later. Side-by-side assemblies allow applications to safely share assemblies avoiding previous issues with assembly sharing, such as DLL conflicts. Instead of a single version of an assembly that assumes backward compatibility with all applications, side-by-side assembly sharing enables multiple versions of a COM or Win32 assembly to run simultaneously on the system.

Adding an assembly

Add Assembly Use the [ Add Assembly... ] toolbar button, the “Add Assembly...” context menu item or press the Insert key while the left pane is focused. A File Picker Dialog dialog will appear, where you can choose a file to add.

Adding multiple assemblies

To add multiple assemblies at once, use the [ Add Assembly... ] toolbar button, the “Add Assembly...” context menu item or press the Insert key while the left pane is focused. A dialog appears enabling you to select one or more files. If multiple files are selected the Assembly Destination Dialog appears.

Removing an assembly

Remove Use the [ Delete ] toolbar button, the “Delete” tree context menu item or press the Delete key while an element is selected.

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