How to reference the Rebex.Net.Ftp.dll file ??

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asked Mar 31, 2010 by Ralph goodwin (120 points)
edited Sep 21, 2010

I am maintaining some C# and VB6 code that uses Rebex ftp. These are MS Windows application, not web applications. All developers who wrote the code I am maintaining have left the project so I am having to figure out how to use Rebex for a new windows application I am writing in C#.

Here is my question. I notice in the C# code at the top of the source code that they have a using statement "using Rebex.Net"

But I don't see how they are referencing any type of Rebex dll file. I did a search of my hard drive and discovered two files Rebex.Net.Ftp.dll.refresh and Rebex.Net.ProxySocket.dll.refresh. Odd since I excpected these files to just have a .dll extension and not the .refresh extenstion?

If these are the appropriate dll's then how do I reference them in my project? What I have tried is the following, but it does not work. 1. Right click on the references folder in the Visual Studio IDE for the project I have created.

  1. Select "Add Reference" and go to the "Browse" tab. Select the Rebex.Next.Ftp.dll.refresh Step 2 fails and I get this error message in a popup message box: A reference to 'C:\Project\Rebex.Net.Ftp.dl.refresh could not be added. Please make sure that the file is accessible, and that it is a valid assembly or COM oomponent.
Applies to: Rebex FTP/SSL

2 Answers

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answered Mar 31, 2010 by Martin Vobr (12,950 points)
edited Mar 31, 2010

.dll.refresh files

Rebex.Net.Ftp.dll.refresh is most probably a file created by a Visual Studio Web Site project. Web Site projects don't have a project file (in which the path to the referenced library is usually stored). The Rebex.Net.Ftp.dll.refresh is a plain text file and should contain the full path to the real Rebex.Ftp.dll.


If web projects in Visual Studio 2005 don't have project files, how do they know where to get external references?


It turns out, the answer lies in these simple but scary *.dll.refresh files that litter the bin directory. Every time you add an external reference, you'll find a dll.refresh file right next to it.

To use it in a Winforms application just add reference to the dlls from the path specified in the *.refresh file. If the dll files are located on the network share you may need to copy them to the local disk first.

How to start developing with Rebex FTP

If you are new to the Rebex FTP you may also want to read the Quick Start Tutorial or check code from samples. You'll find there plenty of ready to use sample code for common tasks.

+1 vote
answered Sep 21, 2010 by Shwetamber (290 points)
edited Sep 21, 2010


You have trying to add refresh file in project. Please add the from your hard drive. Please search in bin/Release folder where you save the ftp setup. If you have installed the setup then you can find in C://Program Files/Rebex/.. Folder.

Hope this will help you.

Shwetamber Chourey