What are assemblies? Describe the types of assemblies.


Assembly is a compiled output of program which are used for easy deployment of an application. They are executables in the form of exe or dll. It also is a collection of resources that were used while building the application and is responsible for all the logical functioning.
Types of assemblies:

  • Private Assemblies: are accessible by a single application. They reside within the application folder and are unique by name. They can be directly used by copying and pasting them to the bin folder.
  • Shared Assemblies: are shared between multiple applications to ensure reusability. They are placed in GAC.
  • Satellite Assemblies: are the assemblies to provide the support for multiple languages based on different cultures. These are kept in different modules based on the different categories available.