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StrongNameKeyPair Class

Encapsulates access to a public or private key pair used to sign strong name assemblies.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class StrongNameKeyPair : IDeserializationCallback, 
	ISerializable

The following code example shows how to open a Company.keys file (produced by running the Strong Name Tool (Sn.exe) with the –k switch), read the public key from the file, and display the key in the console window.

Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.IO

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        ' Open a file that contains a public key value. The line below   
        ' assumes that the Strong Name tool (SN.exe) was executed from  
        ' a command prompt as follows: 
        '       SN.exe -k C:\Company.keys 
        Dim fs As FileStream = File.Open("C:\Company.keys", FileMode.Open)

        ' Construct a StrongNameKeyPair object. This object should obtain  
        ' the public key from the Company.keys file. 
        Dim k As Reflection.StrongNameKeyPair = _
            New Reflection.StrongNameKeyPair(fs)

        ' Display the bytes that make up the public key.
        Console.WriteLine(BitConverter.ToString(k.PublicKey))

        ' Close the file.
        fs.Close()
    End Sub 
End Module 

' Output will vary by user. 
'  
'  00-24-00-00-04-80-00-00-94-69-89-78-BB-F1-F2-71-00-00-00-34-26- 
'  69-89-78-BB-F1-F2-71-00-F1-FA-F2-F9-4A-A8-5E-82-55-AB-49-4D-A6- 
'  ED-AB-5F-CE-DE-59-49-8D-63-01-B0-E1-BF-43-07-FA-55-D4-36-75-EE- 
'  8B-83-32-39-B7-02-DE-3D-81-29-7B-E8-EA-F0-2E-78-94-96-F1-73-79- 
'  69-89-78-BB-F1-F2-71-0E-4E-F4-5D-DD-A4-7F-11-54-DF-65-DE-89-23- 
'  91-AD-53-E1-C0-DA-9E-0C-88-BE-AA-7B-39-20-9C-9B-55-34-26-3B-1A- 
'  53-41-31-00-04-00-00-01-00-01-00-9D-F1-EA-14-4C-88-34-26-3B-1A- 
'  2D-D7-A0-AB-F6-7E-B7-24-7F-87-DF-3E-97

System.Object
  System.Reflection.StrongNameKeyPair

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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