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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007

    Ref to proj DLL references GAC instead...

    I have a DLL that gets called by a web service in production. To test it I just make another little windows app project, create a form that has a text box for entering the singular parm val that goes to the DLL and a button to invoke the method in the DLL.

    I create a project reference to the DLL and I confirm that the reference does indeed point to my local debuggable version of the DLL.

    When I invoke the method, the test app tries to load the DLL from the local GAC (\windows\assembly...\). Indeed, a non-debuggable version of the DLL exists in the GAC, however I cannot uninstall it as there are other app dependencies that preclude the un-installation of the DLL from the GAC.

    My question is: Why does the test app reference the GAC instead of the project reference version? Additionally, is there any way to determine what processes are referencing the GAC version of the DLL so that I can get rid of them and get rid of the GACed version of the DLL?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Nov 2003
    Portland, OR
    Phil Weber

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