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When loading an external DLL into .NET Explorer why do I get the error: "Error loading referenced assembly: Could not load file or assembly (...file name...). The system cannot load the file specified

When loading an external DLL into .NET Explorer why do I get the error: "Error loading referenced assembly: Could not load file or assembly (...file name...). The system cannot load the file specified

If the DLL that you want to load references other DLLs, then those DLLs either have to be in the same directory as the loaded DLL or in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC). Otherwise the SilkPerformer .NET Explorer is not able to load the DLL as the depending DLLs cannot be loaded.

Therefore as described above; to resolve the error message you should either move the dependent DLLs into the same directory as the loaded DLL or add the DLLs to the Global Assembly Cache.

You can find more information on using the Global Assembly Cache Tool (Gacutil.exe) at the following MSDN web page.

 

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