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How to add assembly info in VB.NET 2005 programs

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Article Posted by Shanaz Bin Mohamed Abdul Lathiff for www.wisdombay.com

Assemblies form the fundamental unit of deployment, version control, reuse, activation scoping, and security permissions for a .NET-based application. Assemblies take the form of an executable (.exe) file or dynamic link library (.dll) file, and are the building blocks of the .NET Framework. They provide the common language runtime with the information it needs to be aware of type implementations. You can think of an assembly as a collection of types and resources that form a logical unit of functionality and are built to work together.

With Visual Basic, you use the contents of assemblies, and add references to them, in much the same way as you use type libraries with previous versions of Visual Basic. However, what makes assemblies different from .exe or .dll files in earlier versions of Windows is that they contain all the information you would find in a type library, plus information about everything else necessary to use the application or component.

Assemblies are created when we built an application. Here are the following steps to set information.
By taking the project properties we will be able to get application information as in the picture given below.

Picture of Application properties

Enter the necessary entries as below

Picture of Application properties

We will get the following output for the exe we created.

Picture of Application properties