Getting more logs when troubleshooting assembly bindings

When having runtime assembly binding issues, in most cases the FusionLog property of the exception thrown is more than enough. However, to get more insight about the binding process to troubleshoot assembly loading exceptions or even more subtle errors such as grabbing an unexpected version of the assembly, you can use the Fusion Log Viewer:  …

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How to get an assembly’s public Token, with capital “T”

Sometimes I forget this simple fact and drives me crazy (and for those who are learning to do this for the first time). The parameters of the SN.exe (Strong Name Utility) tool, are CASE SENSITIVE, so… For getting the Public key token of a Strongly named assembly: sn -T “Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory.dll” With the T as capitalized as…

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Versioning 2.0

I still like our classic versioning systems, I’m an old-fashioned developer who was raised in the world of Software Products. However, a new Grumpy Dev’s rant is coming up. We are not in a world of packed software anymore, with big product factories which were self-involved in their developments, and in which versioning was only…

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