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Are assemblies the same as libraries (i.e. C/C++ libraries)?. I know
they may have security attributes etc - but at a conceptual level, are
they a means of partitioning code into modular, logical units?

Dec 15 '05 #1
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Yes, but the format is somewhat different.

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Are assemblies the same as libraries (i.e. C/C++ libraries)?. I know they
may have security attributes etc - but at a conceptual level, are they a
means of partitioning code into modular, logical units?

Dec 15 '05 #2
Hi Susan,

Technically an assembly is composed of modules (files) but most assemblies
have a single file. Also, an assembly can be also an .exe, not always a dll.
But for assemblies that are class libraries (.dll), yes, at conceptual level
they are like Win32 DLLs or ActiveX dlls.

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Are assemblies the same as libraries (i.e. C/C++ libraries)?. I know they
may have security attributes etc - but at a conceptual level, are they a
means of partitioning code into modular, logical units?

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