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Hi All,

I am reusing/rewriting some VB.Net code .... I am concerned about the GUID, do i need to create a new GUID to the application i am rewritting?

What is the purpose if a GUID?
What would happen if two applications had the same GUID?




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The GUID was used in COM/ActiveX to identify a dll or an ActiveX executable. The GUID was recorded in the Windows registry along with some informations about the dll it was representing.

.NET uses another method to identify an Assembly (.exe or .dll).

So, unless you use it yourself for some reason, or unless you are using a third party that insists on a GUID, it is useless if you are using only .NET applications with .NET dlls. For some reason, you need to have one for compilation.

However, if you are developing a .NET assembly that you think will be used by a COM application or dll, you will need the GUID to be able to register your assembly as is required by COM.

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