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ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute Class

Instructs obfuscation tools to use their standard obfuscation rules for the appropriate assembly type.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Reflection.ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute

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

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple := False,  _
	Inherited := False)> _
Public NotInheritable Class ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute _
	Inherits Attribute

The ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodObfuscateAssemblyAttributeInitializes a new instance of the ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute class, specifying whether the assembly to be obfuscated is public or private.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyAssemblyIsPrivateGets a Boolean value indicating whether the assembly was marked private.
Public propertyStripAfterObfuscationGets or sets a Boolean value indicating whether the obfuscation tool should remove the attribute after processing.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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The ObfuscationAttribute and ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute attributes provide a way for assembly authors to annotate their binaries so that obfuscation tools can process them correctly with minimal external configuration.

Applying this attribute to an assembly tells the obfuscation tool to use its default rules for the assembly type.

Important noteImportant

Applying this attribute does not automatically obfuscate the assembly. Applying the attribute is an alternative to creating a configuration file for the obfuscation tool. That is, it merely provides instructions for an obfuscation tool. Microsoft recommends that vendors of obfuscation tools follow the semantics described here. However, there is no guarantee that a particular tool follows Microsoft recommendations.

You can apply ObfuscationAttribute to types within an assembly, and to members on those types. The innermost attribute controls the way an obfuscation tool treats any particular code entity.

The following code example shows a private assembly that has been marked with the ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute. The StripAfterObfuscation property is false, to prevent the obfuscation tool from stripping the attribute after processing.

For a code example that shows the use of ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute with ObfuscationAttribute, see the ObfuscationAttribute class.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

<Assembly: ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute(False, _
    StripAfterObfuscation:=False)>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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