C# compiler generates incorrect output file name - by ap2834342

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ID 777351 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 1/24/2013 12:41:42 AM
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According to documentation (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ms247046(v=vs.110).aspx), the "Assembly name" project setting should control the name of the binary file that the C# compiler generates. However, in VS2012, this is not the case. Instead, the "Default namespace" setting controls this file name. Inspecting the command line with which the compiler is invoked reveals that it is given the wrong value of the /out parameter (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bw3t50f3.aspx).
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Posted by ap2834342 on 1/31/2013 at 4:06 AM
I understand the restriction, but the documentation for the project settings (see original post) clearly states that the "Assembly name" field controls the output file name, which for WinRT project type is not the case.

So either the documentation should be changed to describe the difference in project types, or (which is better in my view) the compilation process should be fixed to use the "Assembly name" field to set the assembly name, and enforce that "Default namespace" matches "Assembly name". The current way is confusing and illogical.
Posted by Will [MSFT] on 1/25/2013 at 10:16 AM
Hello. The assembly name of a Windows Runtime Component must match the component's root namespace. For more information about how Windows Runtime Components are designed please see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj651570.aspx
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