Allows an assembly to be called by partially trusted code. Without this declaration, only fully trusted callers are able to use the assembly. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
The .NET Framework 4 introduces new security rules that affect the behavior of the attribute (see Security-Transparent Code, Level 2). In the .NET Framework 4, all code defaults to security-transparent, that is, partially trusted. However, you can annotate individual types and members to assign them other transparency attributes. For this and other security changes, see Security Changes in the .NET Framework.
.NET Framework version 2.0 (level 1 transparent) assemblies must be strong-named to effectively use the (APTCA) attribute. .NET Framework 4 (level 2) assemblies do not have to be strong-named for the APTCA attribute to be effective, and they can contain transparent, security-critical and security-safe-critical code. For more information about applying attributes at the assembly level, see Applying Attributes.
By default, if a strong-named, level 1 transparent assembly does not explicitly apply this attribute at the assembly level, it can be called only by other assemblies that are granted full trust. This restriction is enforced by placing a LinkDemand for FullTrust on every public or protected method on every publicly accessible class in the assembly. Assemblies that are intended to be called by partially trusted code can declare their intent through the use of . An example of the declaration in C# is [assembly:AllowPartiallyTrustedCallers]; an example in Visual Basic is <assembly:AllowPartiallyTrustedCallers>.
The presence of this assembly-level attribute prevents the default behavior of placing FullTrust LinkDemand security checks, and makes the assembly callable from any other (partially or fully trusted) assembly.
When the APTCA attribute is present, all other security checks function as intended, including any class-level or method-level declarative security attributes that are present. This attribute blocks only the implicit, fully trusted caller demand.
For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.