VSTS 2008, Assembly Versions and Deployment

Microsoft changed the deployment of  assemblies with Visual Studio 2008. When you created a set up package in VS2005 or lower, the assemblies could have “any” version you wanted. When a user executed the setup package, all previous versions of the dll were deleted and the new ones installed.

However, with VSTS 2008 (and on I am assuming), the setup package only UPDATES the dlls that have NEWER versions.

This may not be a big deal for many because of the version numbering of 1.0.*.*. For those that do use a version number, this did have an impact.

Yes, I know about builds and it should have been incremented anyhow, but sometimes I am human 🙂

Robert Wallace
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About RWallace Consulting, LLC

Since 2002, RWallace Consulting, LLC has been developing software across a myriad of industries. Right now, we specialize in Microsoft .NET technologies.
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