Assembly Reference Scanner Sample

Due to an issue with our setup programs, certain files weren't getting updated if the version numbers hadn't changed. This led to crashes if you upgraded from one version to another. I wrote this tool as part of my diagnostic into why the programs were crashing complaining of wrong version numbers. It uses a reflection load only context to scan all assemblies in a folder, and checks each assemblies references against each other to ensure the versions match.

Note: This tool doesn't support assemblies in the GAC, only references to assemblies deployed in a folder. It is also a tool wrote in a hurry to solve a particular problem and may not fit your needs without modifications.

This is an example of expected behaviour:

A scan of Sitemap Creator showing all references correctly
A scan of Sitemap Creator showing all references correctly

And here's an example caused by upgrading one version of Sitemap Creator with another with a faulty setup causing some files not to be updated:

When you run cyosmc.exe with these version mismatches, things are going to go wrong!
When you run cyosmc.exe with these version mismatches, things are going to go wrong!

Full C# source for the tool is available from the download link above.

Update History

  • 2012-10-06 - First published
  • 2020-11-21 - Updated formatting

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