[Mono-dev] Assembly lookup directory (probing) problem

Maciej Paszta paszczi at go2.pl
Wed Jun 4 04:04:31 EDT 2008

I observed very strange behavior. In my app folder I have a subfolder  
of modules/ which contains several assemblies. I put the following  
lines into App.config:
  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
       <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
         <probing privatePath="modules"/>

Not when I try to load a type from one of the assemblies stored in the  
Type.GetType("Namespace.Class, Assembly) - it works fine, the type is  
correctly fetched.

However when I reference the assembly from inside of the project  
without copying it into main app folder (leaving it in modules/ dir  
instead) I get error that the assembly could not be found. It seems  
that mono doesn't care in this case about
the contest of the App.config. On .NET it works as expteced, is it a  
bug or a proper behavior?

Best regards,
Maciej Paszta

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