ICLRStrongName::StrongNameTokenFromAssemblyEx Method

Creates a strong name token from the specified assembly file, and returns the public key that the token represents.


HRESULT StrongNameTokenFromAssemblyEx (  
    [in]  LPCWSTR   wszFilePath,  
    [out] BYTE      **ppbStrongNameToken,  
    [out] ULONG     *pcbStrongNameToken,  
    [out] BYTE      **ppbPublicKeyBlob,  
    [out] ULONG     *pcbPublicKeyBlob  


[in] The path to the portable executable (PE) file for the assembly.

[out] The returned strong name token.

[out] The size, in bytes, of the strong name token.

[out] The returned public key.

[out] The size, in bytes, of the public key.

Return Value

S_OK if the method completed successfully; otherwise, an HRESULT value that indicates failure (see Common HRESULT Values for a list).


A strong name token is the shortened form of a public key. The token is a 64-bit hash that is created from the public key used to sign the assembly. The token is a part of the strong name for the assembly, and can be read from the assembly metadata.

After the key is retrieved and the token is created, you should call the ICLRStrongName::StrongNameFreeBuffer method to release the allocated memory.


Platforms: See System Requirements.

Header: MetaHost.h

Library: Included as a resource in MSCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Versions: Available since 4

See Also

StrongNameTokenFromAssembly Method
ICLRStrongName Interface