my company has built its own ERP Insurance software using a Windows Forms application (VB).
We are using Infragistics controls, providing us a rich OOTB UI and functionality. Currently we're using the latest version (16.2).
Upgrading the version is quite a bit of work, due to the fact we have a lot of projects and references, resulting in multiple merge conflicts for our development team.
Therefore we thought it would be a good idea to start using the versionless assemblies, and I copied al those DLL's from the ZIP file to a shared lib folder. So we only have to copy newer assemblies, and references do not have to be changed.
As I was replacing the old references with the new ones I ran into the problem that some assemblies are NOT in the ZIP. Like Win.UltraWinGrid.DocumentExport and Win.UltraWinGrid.ExcelExport. And probably there will be more, which I have not seen yet.
Kind of stuck now, tried some manual copying/renaming of these DLL's; that won't work as they require the versioned files.
Does anyone know a solution for this? And do you agree with the way we are trying to use the versionless assemblies?