Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ILMerge get's a rev...

Microsoft Downloads - ILMerge

"ILMerge is a utility for merging multiple .NET assemblies into a single .NET assembly. It works on executables and DLLs alike and comes with several options for controlling the processing and format of the output. See the accompanying documentation for details

Quick details

Version: 2.11.0923
Date Published: 9/25/2011

Language: English

File Name: ILMerge.msi, 744 KB

ILMerge is a utility that can be used to merge multiple .NET assemblies into a single assembly. ILMerge takes a set of input assemblies and merges them into one target assembly. The first assembly in the list of input assemblies is the primary assembly. When the primary assembly is an executable, then the target assembly is created as an executable with the same entry point as the primary assembly. Also, if the primary assembly has a strong name, and a .snk file is provided, then the target assembly is re-signed with the specified key so that it also has a strong name.

ILMerge is packaged as a console application. But all of its functionality is also available programmatically.

There are several options that control the behavior of ILMerge. See the documentation that comes with the tool for details.


Not the most sexy of utilities, but one I'm seeing used more and more.  No news yet on what's in this update (keep an eye on  the ILMerge web site, as that's where I'm sure the details will be posted)


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