VSProject.GenerateKeyPairFiles(String, String) Method


Generates a public/private key file used to form a strong name for the assembly.

void GenerateKeyPairFiles(std::wstring const & strPublicPrivateFile, std::wstring const & strPublicOnlyFile = "0");
public void GenerateKeyPairFiles (string strPublicPrivateFile, string strPublicOnlyFile = "0");
abstract member GenerateKeyPairFiles : string * string -> unit
Public Sub GenerateKeyPairFiles (strPublicPrivateFile As String, Optional strPublicOnlyFile As String = "0")



This name of the file to be generated.


If true, only the public key is generated.



A strong name consists of the assembly's identity — its simple text name, version number, and culture information (if provided) — plus a public key and a digital signature. The public/private key pair, used to create the digital signature, may be stored in a file or in a container in the Cryptographic Service Provider. The creates the file or container. The container name is specified by the user when running the tool, and that same name is used in this property. For more information, see .

A cryptographic service provider is an independent software module that performs cryptography algorithms for authentication, encoding, and encryption. For more information, see Microsoft Cryptographic Service Providers.

Applies to