Adding Enterprise Library to Applications

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Enterprise Library includes source code for the application blocks. You can include the source code in your application or compile the application blocks and use the compiled assemblies. However, before you can use the Enterprise Library assemblies in your application, you must add references to the relevant application block assemblies and to the Common assembly. Then, to write application code, you also must be aware of the Enterprise Library namespace conventions and object creation patterns.

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For information about how to compile the application blocks, see Building Enterprise Library from the Source Code.