Sharepoint - Why is Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.dll copied in my project?
I believe this happens because
Microsoft.SharePoint.dll uses it as a dependency. As
Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.dll is not in the GAC, Visual Studio copies it to the bin folder.
Alex is correct, if you want to stop this happening you can use this hack:
- Add a reference to
Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.dll(in the 12\ISAPI directory)
- Select and in the Properties page set Copy Local = false
This makes it easier when you want to do post build events like coping DLL around.