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CodeAccessPermission Class

Defines the underlying structure of all code access permissions.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public abstract class CodeAccessPermission : IPermission, ISecurityEncodable, IStackWalk
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public abstract class CodeAccessPermission implements IPermission, ISecurityEncodable, 
	IStackWalk
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public abstract class CodeAccessPermission implements IPermission, ISecurityEncodable, 
	IStackWalk

Code access permissions use a stack walk to ensure that all callers of the code have been granted a permission. If a permission object is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), it is handled the same as a permission object with the state PermissionState.None.

The call stack is typically represented as growing down, so that methods higher in the call stack call methods lower in the call stack.

Inheritors of the CodeAccessPermission class must be granted full trust to function correctly as permissions extending the security infrastructure. To determine that the inheritors are fully trusted, CodeAccessPermission issues an InheritanceDemand for ControlEvidence = true and ControlPolicy = true.

For more information on inheritance demands, see Inheritance Demands.

Notes to Inheritors When you inherit from CodeAccessPermission, you must also implement the IUnrestrictedPermission interface. The following CodeAccessPermission members must be overridden: Copy, Intersect, IsSubsetOf, ToXml, FromXml, and Union. You must also define a constructor that takes a PermissionState as its only parameter. You must apply the SerializableAttribute attribute to a class that inherits from CodeAccessPermission.

The following code example shows a permission derived from the CodeAccessPermission class.

//#define debug
// This custom permission is intended only for the purposes of illustration.
// The following code shows how to create a custom permission that inherits
// from CodeAccessPermission. The code implements all required overrides.
// A wildcard character ('*') is implemented for the Name property.
using System;
using System.Security;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Policy;
using System.Collections;
using System.Text;

[assembly:System.Reflection.AssemblyKeyFile("Key.snk")]
[assembly:System.Security.AllowPartiallyTrustedCallersAttribute()]

namespace MyPermission
{
    [Serializable()] sealed public class   NameIdPermission : CodeAccessPermission, IUnrestrictedPermission
    {
        private String m_Name;
        private bool m_Unrestricted;

        public  NameIdPermission(String name)
        {
            m_Name = name;
        }

        public  NameIdPermission(PermissionState state)
        {
            if (state == PermissionState.None)
            {
                m_Name = "";
            }
            else
                if (state == PermissionState.Unrestricted)
            {
                throw new ArgumentException("Unrestricted state is not allowed for identity permissions.");
            }
            else throw new ArgumentException("Invalid permission state.");
        }

        public String Name
        {
            set{m_Name = value;}
            get{ return m_Name;}
        }
        public override IPermission Copy()
        {
            string name = m_Name;
            return new  NameIdPermission( name );
        }
        public bool IsUnrestricted()
        {
            // Always false, unrestricted state is not allowed.
            return m_Unrestricted;
        }

        private bool VerifyType(IPermission target)
        {
            return (target is  NameIdPermission);
        }
        public override bool IsSubsetOf(IPermission target)
        {
#if(debug)
            Console.WriteLine ("************* Entering IsSubsetOf *********************");
#endif
            if (target == null)
            {
                Console.WriteLine ("IsSubsetOf: target == null");
                return false;
            }
#if(debug)

            Console.WriteLine ("This is = " + (( NameIdPermission)this).Name);
            Console.WriteLine ("Target is " + (( NameIdPermission)target).m_Name);
#endif
            try
            {
                 NameIdPermission operand = ( NameIdPermission)target;

                // The following check for unrestricted permission is only included as an example for
                // permissions that allow the unrestricted state. It is of no value for this permission.
                if (true == operand.m_Unrestricted)
                {
                    return true;
                }
                else if (true == this.m_Unrestricted)
                {
                    return false;
                }

                if (this.m_Name != null)
                {
                    if (operand.m_Name == null) return false;

                    if (this.m_Name == "") return true;
                }

                if (this.m_Name.Equals (operand.m_Name)) return true;
                else
                {
                    // Check for wild card character '*'.
                    int i = operand.m_Name.LastIndexOf ("*");

                    if (i > 0)
                    {
                        string prefix = operand.m_Name.Substring (0, i);

                        if (this.m_Name.StartsWith (prefix))
                        {
                            return true;
                        }
                    }
                }

                return false;
            }
            catch (InvalidCastException)
            {
                throw new ArgumentException (String.Format ("Argument_WrongType", this.GetType ().FullName));
            }
        }
        public override IPermission Intersect(IPermission target)
        {
            Console.WriteLine ("************* Entering Intersect *********************");
            if (target == null)
            {
                return null;
            }
#if(debug)
            Console.WriteLine ("This is = " + (( NameIdPermission)this).Name);
            Console.WriteLine ("Target is " + (( NameIdPermission)target).m_Name);
#endif
            if (!VerifyType(target))
            {
                throw new ArgumentException (String.Format ("Argument is wrong type.", this.GetType ().FullName));
            }

             NameIdPermission operand = ( NameIdPermission)target;

            if (operand.IsSubsetOf (this)) return operand.Copy ();
            else if (this.IsSubsetOf (operand)) return this.Copy ();
            else
                return null;
        }

        public override IPermission Union(IPermission target)
        {
#if(debug)
            Console.WriteLine ("************* Entering Union *********************");
#endif
            if (target == null)
            {
                return this;
            }
#if(debug)
            Console.WriteLine ("This is = " + (( NameIdPermission)this).Name);
            Console.WriteLine ("Target is " + (( NameIdPermission)target).m_Name);
#endif
            if (!VerifyType(target))
            {
                throw new ArgumentException (String.Format ("Argument_WrongType", this.GetType ().FullName));
            }

             NameIdPermission operand = ( NameIdPermission)target;

            if (operand.IsSubsetOf (this)) return this.Copy ();
            else if (this.IsSubsetOf (operand)) return operand.Copy ();
            else
                return null;
        }
        
        
        
        
       public override void FromXml(SecurityElement e)
        {
            // The following code for unrestricted permission is only included as an example for
            // permissions that allow the unrestricted state. It is of no value for this permission.
            String elUnrestricted = e.Attribute("Unrestricted");
            if (null != elUnrestricted)
            {
                m_Unrestricted = bool.Parse(elUnrestricted);
                return;
            }

            String elName = e.Attribute( "Name" );
            m_Name = elName == null ? null : elName;
        }
        public override SecurityElement ToXml()
        {
            // Use the SecurityElement class to encode the permission to XML.
            SecurityElement esd = new SecurityElement("IPermission");
            String name = typeof( NameIdPermission).AssemblyQualifiedName;
            esd.AddAttribute("class", name);
            esd.AddAttribute("version", "1.0");

            // The following code for unrestricted permission is only included as an example for
            // permissions that allow the unrestricted state. It is of no value for this permission.
            if (m_Unrestricted)
            {
                esd.AddAttribute("Unrestricted", true.ToString());
            }
            if (m_Name != null) esd.AddAttribute( "Name", m_Name );
            return esd;
        }
     }
}

  • SecurityPermission  for inheriting classes to provide evidence and view and modify policy. Associated enumerations: SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlEvidence, SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlPolicy.

System.Object
  System.Security.CodeAccessPermission
     Derived Classes

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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