There are situations when you need to refer to a component that is located in the app_code directory by using the type and assembly portions of the 5-part name (type, assembly, version, publicKeyToken, and culture). Mike Pope’s scenario involves the app_code directory and the Toolbox. Not sure if it solve’s Mike’s problem, but I ran into 3 scenarios where I needed this. I knew it could be done, but couldn’t find what the syntax was. I pinged Devin Rader, and he was kind enough to reply:
add name=“MyName“ type=“MyClass, App_code“ />
Yes, case is significant here, or you will burn an hour or more trying to figure out what the proper search term is to find it on the web.