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Adding reference to a module that is stored in the GAC

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How do you add an assembly that is already stored in the GAC to your application while developing in Visual Studio? I know normally you just right click on the project and add reference but the GAC is a special place and seems to block you from using any module.
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,

click on "Start" and enter "run" (or use the hotkey Windows+R).
Now enter the path to the GAC e.g.
"C:\Windows\assembly\gac_msil"
Then browse to the subfolder of your requested DLL and when you found it, copy the complete path from the top of the window.
Now in Visual Studio click on "Add reference", "Browse" and paste the path.

(alternative: Using a cmd, navigating to the dll and use e.g. xcopy to copy the dll to another folder)

Happy programming ;-)

HTH
Rainer
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