<dependentAssembly> Element

Encapsulates binding policy and assembly location for each assembly. Use one dependentAssembly element for each assembly.

<configuration>
<runtime>
<assemblyBinding>
<dependentAssembly>

Syntax

<dependentAssembly>   
</dependentAssembly>  

Attributes and Elements

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

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element Description
assemblyIdentity Contains identifying information about the assembly. This element must be included in each dependentAssembly element.
codeBase Specifies where the runtime can find a shared assembly if it is not installed on the computer.
bindingRedirect Redirects one assembly version to another.
publisherPolicy Specifies whether the runtime applies publisher policy for this assembly.

Parent Elements

Element Description
assemblyBinding Contains information about assembly version redirection and the locations of assemblies.
configuration The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
runtime Contains information about assembly binding and garbage collection.

Example

The following example shows how to encapsulate assembly information for two assemblies.

<configuration>  
   <runtime>  
      <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">  
         <dependentAssembly>  
            <assemblyIdentity name="myAssembly"  
                              publicKeyToken="32ab4ba45e0a69a1"  
                              culture="neutral" />  
            <!--Redirection and codeBase policy for myAssembly.-->  
         </dependentAssembly>  
         <dependentAssembly>  
            <assemblyIdentity name="mySecondAssembly"  
                              publicKeyToken="32ab4ba45e0a69a1"  
                              culture="neutral" />  
            <!--Redirection and codeBase policy for mySecondAssembly.-->  
         </dependentAssembly>  
      </assemblyBinding>  
   </runtime>  
</configuration>  

See Also

Runtime Settings Schema
Configuration File Schema
Redirecting Assembly Versions