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Size increase in Aspose.Pdf.Kit.dll

The size of this DLL has gone from 4.4MB (DLL reports product version 2009.03.24) to 10.6MB (DLL reports product version 2010.05.25).

Why has the size of the DLL increased so much over that span of time? It’s making a huge jump in the size of our distribution. Thanks!


Hi Bryan,

We have introduced a lot of changes and added many new features during the mentioned time span, which increased the size of the DLL. First of all, while migrating the component from partially managed to fully managed code we had to merge the resource file with the DLL, so the DLL now accumulates the size of the both files (.res and .dll files). Moreover, while introducing new features sometimes we also need to add static data in the component which also increases the size.

Moreover, if you are upgrading to the latest version then I would like to inform you that you don’t need the resource file any more; so if you remove the resource file there wouldn’t be a big difference in the total size of your application. Nevertheless, I’m afraid, the increase in the size of the component is inevitable
while introducing new features.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do let us know.