Including assembly dependencies with build

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Rob Dugre

04 Jun, 2014 06:52 PM

Forgive me, as I'm very new to CI tools, and this seems like a really basic question.

I've got a rather large ASP.NET WebForms project (in C#) that references a bunch of third-party dependencies (like Telerik controls, ActiveReports, etc). I am using GitHub as a source control provider. What is the recommended way to include these third-party DLL's with my project so that AppVeyor can locate them for the build?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 04 Jun, 2014 06:59 PM

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    Hi Rob,

    If those components can be found on NuGet I'd go this way (check, Sometimes vendors provide their own NuGet feeds - you can check with them.

    Otherwise the easiest way is to check-in dependencies to your repository. However, if they are really huge you can host them elsewhere (say AWS S3) and download during the build (

    Let me know if you have any questions.

  2. 2 Posted by Rob Dugre on 04 Jun, 2014 09:58 PM

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    If I check in the dependencies, how does the build know where to find them? I did try it already, and the build isn't finding them, as they are a few sub-folders deep. Is there a specific place I should put them? Or do I need to set a configuration variable somewhere?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 05 Jun, 2014 12:04 AM

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    There are always relative links in *.proj files to any referenced assemblies. Just make sure those assemblies were checked in into repository and not in .gitignore.

  4. 4 Posted by Rob Dugre on 05 Jun, 2014 06:40 PM

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    Thanks again for the quick response.

    I was able to resolve the issue. My project files were referencing the assemblies in a completely different folder, outside of the Git repo. Once I fixed the references, things started working properly.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 05 Jun, 2014 06:44 PM

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    Great, thanks for the update!

  6. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:44 AM.

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