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What is a publisher policy file? RRS feed

  • Question

  • This must be a very basic question...
    What is a publisher policy file?
    Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:32 PM

Answers

  • No.  A publisher policy is needed if you want to automatically redirect existing programs that use older versions of your assembly to a later version.
    • Marked as answer by user_nithya Friday, November 21, 2008 4:04 PM
    Friday, November 21, 2008 3:13 AM

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  • Publisher Policy Files and Side-by-Side Execution

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/06d2bae3.aspx
    Friday, November 21, 2008 12:40 AM
  • Thanks for the link. :)
    Also, i want to know if there is need for a policy file for every assembly in GAC? Is this a mandatory requirement before making an assembly entry in GAC?
    Friday, November 21, 2008 1:49 AM
  • No.  A publisher policy is needed if you want to automatically redirect existing programs that use older versions of your assembly to a later version.
    • Marked as answer by user_nithya Friday, November 21, 2008 4:04 PM
    Friday, November 21, 2008 3:13 AM