CA2149: Transparent methods must not call into native code


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Item Value
TypeName TransparentMethodsMustNotCallNativeCode
CheckId CA2149
Category Microsoft.Security
Breaking Change Breaking


A method calls a native function through a method stub such as P/Invoke.

Rule Description

This rule fires on any transparent method which calls directly into native code, for example, through a P/Invoke. Violations of this rule lead to a MethodAccessException in the level 2 transparency model, and a full demand for UnmanagedCode in the level 1 transparency model.

How to Fix Violations

To fix a violation of this rule, mark the method that calls the native code with the SecurityCriticalAttribute or SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute attribute.

When to Suppress Warnings

Do not suppress a warning from this rule.


using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace TransparencyWarningsDemo

    public class CallNativeCodeClass
        [DllImport("kernel32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
        [return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)]
        static extern bool Beep(uint dwFreq, uint dwDuration);

        public void CallNativeMethod()
            // CA2149 violation - transparent method calling native code
            Beep(10000, 1);