How to move Telerik DLLs?

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  1. James
    James avatar
    12 posts
    Member since:
    Jan 2012

    Posted 27 Oct 2015 Link to this post


      I have a project using various Telerik controls.  The wizard set up my project so that the binaries are in the project tree like this:


       I want to move this whole "2015.1.401.45" directory somewhere and point my references there.  That would allow me to have multiple projects reference the binaries without the need to have 83 MB of extra binaries in each project.

      If I move the files and re-point the references, I can no longer use the RadGridView.  Visual Studio 2013 just can't find it.

       Can I move the Telerik binaries and point references to the new location?  Are there any tricks involved in the process?



  2. Yana
    Yana avatar
    60 posts

    Posted 29 Oct 2015 Link to this post

    Hello James,

    Thank you for opening this thread.

    Based on the provided details, I would like to suggest first you to use our Upgrade wizard for turning off the Add referenced assemblies to solution option which will redirect your project's assemblies to target the installed /downloaded distribution. Please take a look at the attached uncheck-add-referenced-assemblies-to-sln.png image.

    When it comes to your question about moving the assemblies, I would suggest the following approaches: using hotfixes or using installed distributions.

    The first option (using the hotfix files) is the one that I think it will be better for resolving the issue by your side and it consists of downloading the latest released hotfix file (which contains the dlls only) with our Latest Version Aquirer Tool, which will download and extract the distribution into the %appdata%\Telerik\Updates location. The benefit of this approach is that all of the assemblies are on  custom location that is not into your project and at the same time our extensions recognize it as the folder for downloads. You could easily select it into our wizards, as it is shown at the attached downloaded-hotfix-file.png image. One more advantage of this approach is that if you use our Latest Version Acquirer Tool to download the latest released version, the hotfixes will be downloaded at the same directory, which will facilitate you in moving and arranging the distributions. You could also change this directory to the one you prefer into the Options dialog as changing the path to the folder for downloads.

    In case, you prefer to use the installed distributions, just select the distribution which is marked as [Install Folder] into the distribution chooser in our Upgrade wizard as again leave the Add reference assemblies to solution option uncheck. Take a look at the distribution-from-install-folder.png attached image.

    You could also check the following documentation article, which contains helpful information for choosing which file do you need. 

    Should you have additional questions or need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us again.

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