Side-by-Side Execution

Side-by-side execution is the ability to install multiple versions of code so that an application can choose which version of the common language runtime or of a component it uses. Subsequent installations of other versions of the runtime, an application, or a component will not affect applications already installed.

This section describes side-by-side execution, how the runtime determines which version of the .NET Framework assemblies to load, and how to design software to take advantage of side-by-side execution.

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  • <supportedRuntime> Element
    Describes the configuration schema element that specifies which versions of the runtime are supported by an application.