I'm looking for a way to avoid the need to add dependentAssembly within the app.config file. The actual related project is a library that should be added to a global process. It's not possible to modify the app.config of the global process (.net Framework).
Example of the issue:
1.When adding nuget package Application Insights to my console app => It would not add a 'dependentAssembly' section within my app.config. The Application insights lib works fine when doing a test as well.
2.When adding the nuget package Serilog & Serilog Application Insights, it adds a new 'dependentAssembly' section within the app.config file. This one works fine as well.
However, when removing the 'dependentAssembly' section that is related to application insights, the following error occurs :
Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights, Version=220.127.116.1196, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)
==> This isn't the only serilog plugin that has this kind of issue. The configuration builder includes also 'dependentAssembly' sections within the app.config.
The appconfig example can be found here :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <configuration> <startup> <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.7.2" /> </startup> <runtime> <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1"> <dependentAssembly> <assemblyIdentity name="System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Unsafe" publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a" culture="neutral" /> <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-18.104.22.168" newVersion="22.214.171.124" /> </dependentAssembly> <dependentAssembly> <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.ApplicationInsights" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" /> <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-126.96.36.19977" newVersion="188.8.131.5277" /> </dependentAssembly> </assemblyBinding> </runtime> </configuration>
The error msg informs that it's looking for Version=184.108.40.20696 while i'm using version 2.16 of application insights. This can be fixed by installing v2.12.., but i don't want to rely on this as it can be different for every server.
Is there another way to define the version nr?
Thank you in advance!
Kind regards, Kurt
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