Step 3: Checking the Global Assembly Cache

For strong-named assemblies, the binding process continues by looking in the global assembly cache. The global assembly cache stores assemblies that can be used by several applications on a computer. All assemblies in the global assembly cache must have strong names.

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How the Runtime Locates Assemblies

Step 1: Examining the Configuration Files

Step 2: Checking for Previously Referenced Assemblies

Step 4: Locating the Assembly through Codebases or Probing

Partial Assembly References