View Full Version : Multipe Key files with the same name

Tim Mayert
09-23-2010, 03:22 PM
We have been generating a basic dll that has only version information in it so that we can use it as the key file for components that go into subfolders that do not contain versioned files. This way we can better control updates/upgrades with these versioned dlls.

The problem we are now seeing is that the more components we have that contain non-versioned files and require this versioned dll is getting bigger in some of our projects. We have one project that contains 215 sub-folders with non-versioned files and therefore each get this versioned dll.

Even though this dll is small, it still adds up the more we have.

So I would like to know if there is any way to shared the versioned dll so that it is still the key file for each component, but it is only stored in the .cab file once?

If any one knows of a way to do this or is handling non-versioned file components a different way then I would like to hear from you or anyone else that has advice on this topic?