ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute Class

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

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple = false, 
	Inherited = false)]
public sealed class ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute : Attribute

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 Note:

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.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

[assembly: ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute(true, 
    StripAfterObfuscation=false)]

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Reflection.ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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