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ICLRStrongName::StrongNameKeyGen Method

Creates a new public/private key pair for strong name use.

HRESULT StrongNameKeyGen (
    [in]  LPCWSTR   wszKeyContainer,
    [in]  DWORD     dwFlags,
    [out] BYTE      **ppbKeyBlob,
    [out] ULONG     *pcbKeyBlob
);

wszKeyContainer

[in] The requested key container name. wszKeyContainer must either be a non-empty string or null to generate a temporary name.

dwFlags

[in] A value that specifies whether to leave the key registered. The following values are supported:

  • 0x00000000 - Used when wszKeyContainer is null to generate a temporary key container name.

  • 0x00000001 (SN_LEAVE_KEY) - Specifies that the key should be left registered.

ppbKeyBlob

[out] The returned public/private key pair.

pcbKeyBlob

[out] The size, in bytes, of ppbKeyBlob.

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

The ICLRStrongName::StrongNameKeyGen method creates a 1024-bit key. After the key is retrieved, you should call the ICLRStrongName::StrongNameFreeBuffer method to release the allocated memory.

Platforms: See .NET Framework System Requirements.

Header: MetaHost.h

Library: Included as a resource in MSCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Versions: 4

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