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Ionic.Zip.dll from gac

Jul 28, 2011 at 4:36 PM


I am trying to use the dll from GAC but its not coming in .Net refence after adding it to GAC. Please suggest.

We can have direct file reference in project.



Vikas Kumar

Jul 29, 2011 at 6:26 AM

Hi Vikas,

I'm having trouble parsing your English, and as a result I'm not clear on the problem you are experiencing.  However, it seems that the problem you are having is not at all realted to DotNetZip.  Something about the GAC and a reference, and so on.  This is not a DotNetZip problem, it seems to be a basic application construction issue.  Maybe you could google for "How to add references to assemblies in the GAC" or something similar. 

But, I think you probably should not be using the GAC.  There's really very little justification for doing so.  If you think you need the GAC, you're probably wrong. If you think it's a good idea, you're probably wrong.   This guidance is completely independent of DotNetZip - putting an assembly into the GAC is almost never a good idea.    Double-check your requirements and assumptions there.