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AssemblyName.SetPublicKeyToken Method

Sets the public key token, which is the last 8 bytes of the SHA-1 hash of the public key under which the application or assembly is signed.

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

public void SetPublicKeyToken (
	byte[] publicKeyToken
)
public void SetPublicKeyToken (
	byte[] publicKeyToken
)
public function SetPublicKeyToken (
	publicKeyToken : byte[]
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

publicKeyToken

A byte array containing the public key token of the assembly.

The following example emits a dynamic assembly and saves it to the current directory. When the assembly is created, the SetPublicKeyToken method is used to set the assembly's public key token. The GetPublicKeyToken method is then used to retrieve the public key token, which is displayed to the console.

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Threading;
using System.IO;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Reflection.Emit;
using System.Configuration.Assemblies;
using System.Text;

public class AssemblyName_CodeBase
{
   public static void MakeAssembly(AssemblyName myAssemblyName, string fileName)
   {
      // Get the assembly builder from the application domain associated with the current thread.
      AssemblyBuilder myAssemblyBuilder = Thread.GetDomain().DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);
      // Create a dynamic module in the assembly.
      ModuleBuilder myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("MyModule", fileName);
      // Create a type in the module.
      TypeBuilder myTypeBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineType("MyType");
      // Create a method called 'Main'.
      MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder = myTypeBuilder.DefineMethod("Main", MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.HideBySig |
         MethodAttributes.Static, typeof(void), null);
      // Get the Intermediate Language generator for the method.
      ILGenerator myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();
      // Use the utility method to generate the IL instructions that print a string to the console.
      myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World!");
      // Generate the 'ret' IL instruction.
      myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);
      // End the creation of the type.
      myTypeBuilder.CreateType();
      // Set the method with name 'Main' as the entry point in the assembly.
      myAssemblyBuilder.SetEntryPoint(myMethodBuilder);
      myAssemblyBuilder.Save(fileName);
   }

   public static void Main()
   {
      // Create a dynamic assembly with name 'MyAssembly' and build version '1.0.0.2001'.
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      // Set the codebase to the physical directory were the assembly resides.
      myAssemblyName.CodeBase = Directory.GetCurrentDirectory();
      // Set the culture information of the assembly to 'English-American'.
      myAssemblyName.CultureInfo = new CultureInfo("en-US");
      // Set the hash algoritm to 'SHA1'.
      myAssemblyName.HashAlgorithm = AssemblyHashAlgorithm.SHA1;
      myAssemblyName.VersionCompatibility = AssemblyVersionCompatibility.SameProcess;
      myAssemblyName.Flags = AssemblyNameFlags.PublicKey;
      // Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKey.snk' into a byte array.
      FileStream publicKeyStream = File.Open("PublicKey.snk", FileMode.Open);
      byte[] publicKey = new byte[publicKeyStream.Length];
      publicKeyStream.Read(publicKey, 0, (int)publicKeyStream.Length);
      // Provide the assembly with a public key.
      myAssemblyName.SetPublicKey(publicKey);
      // Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKeyToken.snk' into a byte array.
      FileStream publicKeyTokenStream = File.Open("PublicKeyToken.snk", FileMode.Open);
      byte[] publicKeyToken = new Byte[publicKeyTokenStream.Length];
      publicKeyTokenStream.Read(publicKeyToken, 0, (int)publicKeyToken.Length);
      // Provide the assembly with a public key token.
      myAssemblyName.SetPublicKeyToken(publicKeyToken);
      myAssemblyName.Name = "MyAssembly";
      myAssemblyName.Version = new Version("1.0.0.2001");
      MakeAssembly(myAssemblyName, "MyAssembly.exe");
      
      // Get the assemblies loaded in the current application domain.
      Assembly[] myAssemblies = Thread.GetDomain().GetAssemblies();

      // Get the dynamic assembly named 'MyAssembly'. 
      Assembly myAssembly = null;
      for(int i = 0; i < myAssemblies.Length; i++)
         if(String.Compare(myAssemblies[i].GetName().Name, "MyAssembly") == 0)
            myAssembly = myAssemblies[i];
  
      // Display the full assembly information to the console.
      if(myAssembly != null)
      {
         Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the full assembly name\n");
         string assemblyName = myAssembly.GetName().FullName;
         Console.WriteLine(assemblyName);
         Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the public key for the assembly\n");
         byte[] publicKeyBytes = myAssembly.GetName().GetPublicKey();
         Console.WriteLine(Encoding.ASCII.GetString(publicKeyBytes));
         Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the public key token for the assembly\n");
         byte[] publicKeyTokenBytes = myAssembly.GetName().GetPublicKeyToken();
         Console.WriteLine(Encoding.ASCII.GetString(publicKeyTokenBytes));
      }
   }
}

import System.*;
import System.Reflection.*;
import System.Threading.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Globalization.*;
import System.Reflection.Emit.*;
import System.Configuration.Assemblies.*;
import System.Text.*;

public class AssemblyNameCodeBase
{
    public static void MakeAssembly(AssemblyName myAssemblyName, 
        String fileName)
    {
        // Get the assembly builder from the application domain associated 
        // with the current thread.
        AssemblyBuilder myAssemblyBuilder = System.Threading.Thread.GetDomain().
            DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, 
            AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);

        // Create a dynamic module in the assembly.
        ModuleBuilder myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.
            DefineDynamicModule("MyModule", fileName);

        // Create a type in the module.
        TypeBuilder myTypeBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineType("MyType");

        // Create a method called 'main'.
        MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder = myTypeBuilder.DefineMethod("main", 
            MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.HideBySig 
            | MethodAttributes.Static, void.class.ToType(), null);

        // Get the Intermediate Language generator for the method.
        ILGenerator myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();

        // Use the utility method to generate the IL instructions 
        // that print a string to the console.
        myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World!");

        // Generate the 'ret' IL instruction.
        myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);

        // End the creation of the type.
        myTypeBuilder.CreateType();

        // Set the method with name 'main' as the entry point in the assembly.
        myAssemblyBuilder.SetEntryPoint(myMethodBuilder);
        myAssemblyBuilder.Save(fileName);
    } //MakeAssembly

    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a dynamic assembly with name 'MyAssembly' and 
        // build version '1.0.0.2001'.
        AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();

        // Set the codebase to the physical directory were the assembly resides.
        myAssemblyName.set_CodeBase(Directory.GetCurrentDirectory());

        // Set the culture information of the assembly to 'English-American'.
        myAssemblyName.set_CultureInfo(new CultureInfo("en-US"));

        // Set the hash algoritm to 'SHA1'.
        myAssemblyName.set_HashAlgorithm(AssemblyHashAlgorithm.SHA1);
        myAssemblyName.set_VersionCompatibility(
            AssemblyVersionCompatibility.SameProcess);
        myAssemblyName.set_Flags(AssemblyNameFlags.PublicKey);

        // Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKey.snk' into a byte array.
        FileStream publicKeyStream = File.Open("PublicKey.snk", FileMode.Open);
        ubyte publicKey[] = new ubyte[(int)publicKeyStream.get_Length()];
        publicKeyStream.Read(publicKey, 0, (int)(publicKeyStream.get_Length()));

        // Provide the assembly with a public key.
        myAssemblyName.SetPublicKey(publicKey);

        // Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKeyToken.snk' into a byte array.
        FileStream publicKeyTokenStream = File.Open("PublicKeyToken.snk", 
            FileMode.Open);
        ubyte publicKeyToken[] = 
            new ubyte[(int)publicKeyTokenStream.get_Length()];
        publicKeyTokenStream.Read(publicKeyToken, 0, 
            (int)(publicKeyToken.get_Length()));

        // Provide the assembly with a public key token.
        myAssemblyName.SetPublicKeyToken(publicKeyToken);
        myAssemblyName.set_Name("MyAssembly");
        myAssemblyName.set_Version(new Version("1.0.0.2001"));
        MakeAssembly(myAssemblyName, "MyAssembly.exe");

        // Get the assemblies loaded in the current application domain.
        Assembly myAssemblies[] = System.Threading.Thread.GetDomain().
            GetAssemblies();

        // Get the dynamic assembly named 'MyAssembly'. 
        Assembly myAssembly = null;
        for (int i = 0; i < myAssemblies.length; i++) {
            if (String.Compare(((Assembly)myAssemblies.get_Item(i)).GetName().
                get_Name(), "MyAssembly") == 0) {
                myAssembly = (Assembly)myAssemblies.get_Item(i);
            }
        }

        // Display the full assembly information to the console.
        if (myAssembly != null) {
            Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the full assembly name\n");
            String assemblyName = myAssembly.GetName().get_FullName();

            Console.WriteLine(assemblyName);
            Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the public key for the assembly\n");

            ubyte publicKeyBytes[] = myAssembly.GetName().GetPublicKey();
            Console.WriteLine(Encoding.get_ASCII().GetString(publicKeyBytes));
            Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the public key token for the "
                + "assembly\n");

            ubyte publicKeyTokenBytes[] = myAssembly.GetName().
                GetPublicKeyToken();
            Console.WriteLine(Encoding.get_ASCII().
                GetString(publicKeyTokenBytes));
        }
    } //main
} //AssemblyNameCodeBase

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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