Monday, August 06, 2012

ILMerge v2.12.x released

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.

Date published: 8/6/2012

Language: English

ILMerge.msi, 726 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.


No word yet on what's new or updated (the latest noted on the Change History page is 2.11.1103), but this is the first release of ILMerge for the year, so worth a note. (I'm guessing something .Net 4.5 related, but that's a total WAG)


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