AssemblyKeyFileAttribute AssemblyKeyFileAttribute AssemblyKeyFileAttribute AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Class

Definition

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

public ref class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Assembly, Inherited=false)]
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple=false)]
public sealed class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute : Attribute
type AssemblyKeyFileAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
AssemblyKeyFileAttributeAssemblyKeyFileAttributeAssemblyKeyFileAttributeAssemblyKeyFileAttribute
Attributes

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

AssemblyKeyFileAttribute(String) AssemblyKeyFileAttribute(String) AssemblyKeyFileAttribute(String) AssemblyKeyFileAttribute(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

KeyFile KeyFile KeyFile KeyFile

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

TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute()

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.

(Inherited from Attribute)
Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to

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