Specifies a key container name for a key pair to give an assembly a strong name.
The compiler creates the sharable component by inserting a public key into the assembly manifest and by signing the final assembly with the private key. To generate a key file, type sn -k file at the command line. The -i option installs the key pair into a container. For more information, see .
If you compile with /target:module, the name of the key file is held in the module and incorporated into the assembly that is created when you compile an assembly with.
You can also specify this option as a custom attribute () in the source code for any Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) module.
You can also pass your encryption information to the compiler with. Use if you want a partially signed assembly.
Seefor more information on signing an assembly.
The /keycontainer option is not available from within the Visual Studio development environment; it is available only when compiling from the command line.
The following code compiles source file Input.vb and specifies a key container.
vbc /keycontainer:key1 input.vb