What is the _._ file used for?

Topics: General
Nov 27, 2014 at 6:51 AM
Sometimes I see subfolders of lib that are empty other than a 0 sized file named .. What does this file mean?
Nov 28, 2014 at 12:34 AM
OPC doesn't have a way to represent empty directories. The . is a marker file to indicate that the package supports a specific target framework but your project does not need to reference any binaries to use it. The issue primarily stemmed from when binaries that were distributed as .Net40 packages became part of the BCL in .Net45.