Assembly​Key​File​Attribute Class

Definition

Specifies the name of a file containing the key pair used to generate a strong name.

[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Assembly, Inherited=false)]
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public sealed class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute : Attribute
Inheritance
AssemblyKeyFileAttribute
Attributes

Inherited Members

System.Attribute

System.Object

Examples

The following code example shows the use of the AssemblyDelaySignAttribute attribute with the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute. To compile this example, you must create a strong-name key file named TestPublicKey.snk using the Sn.exe (Strong Name Tool):

sn -k TestPublicKey.snk   

Compile the example as a .dll. If you compile from the command line, use the /t:library option for C# or Visual Basic, or the /LD linker option for Visual C++.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

[assembly:AssemblyKeyFileAttribute("TestPublicKey.snk")];
[assembly:AssemblyDelaySignAttribute(true)];

namespace DelaySign
{
    public ref class Test { };
}
using System;
using System.Reflection;

[assembly:AssemblyKeyFileAttribute("TestPublicKey.snk")]
[assembly:AssemblyDelaySignAttribute(true)]

namespace DelaySign
{
	public class Test { }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

<assembly:AssemblyDelaySignAttribute(true)>
<assembly:AssemblyKeyFileAttribute("TestPublicKey.snk")>

Namespace DelaySign

    Public class Test
    End Class

End Namespace

Remarks

When building a strong-named assembly, the author must supply either this attribute or AssemblyKeyNameAttribute. If AssemblyDelaySignAttribute has also been specified, it is likely that this file will only contain the public key.

An example of the syntax is [assembly:AssemblyKeyFileAttribute("myKey.snk")].

Caution

Since the path and file name persist, ensure that the string you use with AssemblyKeyFileAttribute does not contain sensitive information.

Constructors

Assembly​Key​File​Attribute(​String)

Initializes a new instance of the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute class with the name of the file containing the key pair to generate a strong name for the assembly being attributed.

Properties

Key​File

Gets the name of the file containing the key pair used to generate a strong name for the attributed assembly.