StrongNameSignatureVerification Function

Gets a value indicating whether the assembly manifest at the supplied path contains a strong name signature, which is verified according to the specified flags.

BOOLEAN StrongNameSignatureVerification (
    [in]  LPCWSTR   wszFilePath,
    [in]  DWORD     dwInFlags,
    [out] DWORD     *pdwOutFlags


Parameter Description


[in] The path to the portable executable (.dll or .exe) file for the assembly to verify.


[in] Flags to modify the verification behavior. The following values are supported:

  • SN_INFLAG_FORCE_VER (0x00000001) - Forces verification even if it is necessary to override registry settings.

  • SN_INFLAG_INSTALL (0x00000002) - Specifies that this is the first time the manifest is verified.

  • SN_INFLAG_ADMIN_ACCESS (0x00000004) - Specifies that the cache will allow access only to users who have administrative privileges.

  • SN_INFLAG_USER_ACCESS (0x00000008) - Specifies that the assembly will be accessible only to the current user.

  • SN_INFLAG_ALL_ACCESS (0x00000010) - Specifies that the cache will provide no guarantees of access restriction.

  • SN_INFLAG_RUNTIME (0x80000000) - Reserved for internal debugging.


[out] Flags indicating whether the strong name signature was verified. The following value is supported:

  • SN_OUTFLAG_WAS_VERIFIED (0x00000001) - This value is set to false to specify that the verification succeeded due to registry settings.

Return Value

true if the verification was successful; otherwise, false.


Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 family

Header: StrongName.h

Library: Included as a resource in MsCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Version: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

See Also


StrongNameSignatureVerificationEx Function

Other Resources

Strong Naming Global Static Functions