SharePoint makes it easy to deploy various resources via mapped folders in your Visual Studio project, e.g.
Images mapped folder is where you put images needed by the project. My question is: where can I put 3rd party assemblies if I don't want them in GAC? Is
BIN folder the right one? Are there any guidlines or best practices?
Background: I have a SharePoint project that has hardcoded filepaths to various assemblies that are used at runtime, e.g. "C:\Dir\Lib1.dll". I would like these assemblies to be deployed together with the project, so that the same filepath can be used regardless of the server the project is deployed to.