Manifest Files Reference
Side-by-side assemblies are used with the following types of manifest and configuration files. Manifests and configurations are XML files.
|Assembly manifests||Describes the names, versions, resources, and assembly dependencies of side-by-side assemblies.|
|Application manifests||Describes the names and versions of shared side-by-side assemblies that the application should bind to at run time and may also contain metadata for private side-by-side assemblies used by the application.|
|Application Configuration Files||Redirects the assembly versions of assembly dependencies using per-application configuration.|
|Publisher Configuration Files||Redirects the assembly versions of assembly dependencies on a per-assembly basis using a publisher configuration.|
For a listing of the manifest file schema, see Manifest File Schema.
For a listing of the application configuration file schema, see Application Configuration File Schema.
For a listing of the publisher configuration file schema, see Publisher Configuration File Schema.
Other technologies extend the format used by Windows versioning and configuration manifests. Developers should refer to the documentation that is specific to the technology being used for information about the manifest format. For example: