[Ironpython-users] Assembly references: file does not exist?

Zachary Gramana zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com
Wed Jun 29 17:00:03 CEST 2011

On 6/29/2011 10:48 AM, Dave Peterson wrote:
> But I'm confused.   Doesn't the fact that a C# app loads the assembly just fine mean that the CLR can load it ok?

Not necessarily. This is a complicated topic in .NET development, and is 
beyond what I can bang out in a quick email.

Here are some links that you might find helpful:

"How the Runtime Locates Assemblies"

"Tips for debugging assembly load/bind errors, strong name problems, and 
manual IL code changes"

> And given that fuslogw is part of VS or Win SDK, I'm thinking it won't help with figuring out why ipy.exe won't.
>Then again, I can't explain why ipy would be doing anything special to 
load an assembly either, so it can't hurt to try this tool.

ipy runs on the CLR, so the CLR is responsible for loading assemblies. 
fusionlogw allows you to get more information about all CLR binding 
errors (i.e. assembly load errors) on a machine, so it works with ipy.

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