Global.asax not checking the GAC

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have some code in the global.asax which needs to use a dll in the GAC.
    I've included the page directive <%@ Assembly Name="myDll" %> in the
    global.asax but I get the following error:

    "Could not load file or assembly 'myDll' or one of its dependencies. The
    system cannot find the file specified."

    When I switch on the fusion assembly logging I can see that the GAC is not
    even being searched for the dll.
    Does anyone know how I can force the GAC to be checked? (This only seems to
    be a problem with global.asax, all other pages can find the dll without a


    Guest, Mar 11, 2008
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    Steven Cheng Guest

    Hi Nick,

    If your assembly has been strong-named and put in GAC, you can always
    reference it via its Full qualified assembly name(with Name, Version,
    Culture and Public Key Token). e.g., version=1.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral,

    Here is the MSDN reference about Assembly Name:

    #Assembly Names

    BTW, for most .net configuration section that require you put type info, if
    you do not put Full assembly name, it will treat it like a normal
    un-strong-named assembly.


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    Steven Cheng Guest

    Hi Nick,

    Have you resolved this problem or does the suggestion in previous message
    help some?


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    Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

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    Steven Cheng, Mar 14, 2008
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