Version Independent reference in C# Class Library


I have a C# class library MyLibrary in which I am referencing a sample.dll version 2.7.0. This MyLibrary is being referenced in WCF project. Which is deployed on the server.

Now on the server, I have sample.dll with the version 3.0.0 because of that I am getting referenced dll not found error as following.

Could not load file or assembly 'sample, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=185805eaf7302b6c' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

I have found few solutions for making it version Independent like adding 'BindingRedirect' as it is a class library, I don't have web.config or app.config where I can configure 'BindingRedirect'. I have also tried setting 'Specific Version' to false but still getting the same error.

I want to make my class library such that it should work with any version of Sample dll

I tried adding following in web.config of my WCF project

        <assemblyIdentity name="sample" publicKeyToken="185805eaf7302b6c" culture="neutral"/>
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion=""/>

But still getting the same error.

asked on Stack Overflow Oct 16, 2019 by Rahul Bhati • edited Oct 16, 2019 by Rahul Bhati

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