VB.NET - unable to update Project References to latest version of a DLL

Hi Experts,

I'm runninig VS2013 Ultimate.

I've got a VB.NET project that uses a particular DLL.

In the Project References the DLL is showing as version 1.0.2.

But the DLL file that it points to is version 1.0.3.

I have tried deleting the reference and re-establishing it.  When I click Add | Reference it shows as being version 1.0.3:

Add Reference Screen

But then reappears in the reference list as v1.0.2 again.

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
There are 2 version numbers on a dll: the assembly version and the file version.

The version that you see when you set the reference is the file version.

The version that you see in the list of references is the assembly version.

These are set under the Assembly Information of the Application tab of the project's Properties window. The programmer who compiled the dll simply did not synchronize the 2 versions.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Thanks James for a very clear explanation.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.