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ICLRStrongName::StrongNameCompareAssemblies Method

Determines whether two assemblies differ only by their strong name signatures.

HRESULT StrongNameCompareAssemblies (
    [in]  LPCWSTR   wszAssembly1,
    [in]  LPCWSTR   wszAssembly2,
    [out] DWORD     *pdwResult


[in] The path to the first assembly.


[in] The path to the second assembly.


[out] One of the following values:

  • SN_CMP_DIFFERENT (0) - Specifies that the assemblies contain different data.

  • SN_CMP_IDENTICAL (1) - Specifies that the assemblies are exactly the same, including their signatures and checksum.

  • SN_CMP_SIGONLY (2) - Specifies that the assemblies differ only by signature and checksum.

S_OK if the method completed successfully; otherwise, an HRESULT value that indicates failure (see Common HRESULT Values for a list).

Platforms: See .NET Framework System Requirements.

Header: MetaHost.h

Library: Included as a resource in MSCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Versions: 4

The strong name signature of an assembly consists of the assembly's text name, version, culture, and public key token.