Types of Assemblies?

 Updated on November 02, 2014     VIKRAM     794

Assemblies are of three types:

  1. Private Assembly
  2. Shared Assembly
  3. Satellite Assembly

Private Assembly:

If each and every program having it's own copy of .dll such assembly is called Private Assembly

Disadvantage: Memory will be wasted.

Share Assembly:

Only one copy of .dll is used by all applications present such assembly is called Shared Assembly. These dll's are stored in a location called Global Assembly Cache(GAC).

Example:

  • System.dll
  • .Net enterprise services require shared assemblies in specific scenarios.

Satellite Assembly:

A Satellite Assembly is an assembly that only contains resources.

Example:

  • This is extremely useful for localization.

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