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Which dll should we be using?


We had a computer crash and had to rebuild our development server. Now I’m trying to make sense of all the DLLs for Aspose.

I am developing on Visual Studio 2008. Usually I can use either 2.0 or 3.5 binaries, but I don’t understand all the choices here. Which DLL should we be using?

For Aspose.PDF

  • /bin/net2.0
  • /bin/net3.5
  • /bin/net4.0
  • /bin/net4.0_ClientProfile

For Aspose.Words

  • /bin/net2.0
  • /bin/net2.0_AuthenticodeSigned
  • /bin/net3.5_ClientProfile
  • /bin/net3.5_ClientProfile_AuthenticodeSigned


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Hello Kyle,

I am a representative from Aspose.Pdf team.

When using .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.5 over your system, please try using the binaries from net2.0 and net3.5 directories inside product installation folder. For more information regarding which binary targets which particular environment, please have a look over readme.txt present at $\Program Files (x86)\Aspose\Aspose.Pdf for .NET\Bin.

Currently I am using Visual Studio 2008 over Windows7 Enterprise 64 Bit and I have Microsoft .NET compact Framework 3.5 and Microsoft .NET compact Framework 2.0 SP2 and I am successfully able to use the binary present inside net2.0 folder at $\Program Files (x86)\Aspose\Aspose.Pdf for .NET\Bin.

In case you still face any problem or you have any further query, please feel free to contact. We apologize for your inconvenience.

THanks, sorry that I did not noice the readme file.

But just out of curiosity, what are the ClientProfile versions used for?


Hello Kyle,

Please have a look over some brief description that I have come across over the internet. .NET Framework 4 client profile is a subset of .NET framework used for client programming. It’s a smaller download, because it does not have some server-specific assemblies such as System.Web.dll, compilers and design-time components.

In case I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact.