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How to: Sign a CAB File (Devices) 

The steps below assume you have a Smart Device Cab Project in your solution. For more information, see Packaging Device Solutions Overview.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To sign a smart device .cab file

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click the Smart Device Cab project, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.

  2. On the Build page, select Authenticode Signature.

  3. Click Select from Store.

  4. In the Select Certificate dialog box:

    • If the certificate you want is displayed in the list, select it, and then click OK to close the dialog box.

    • If the certificate you want does not appear in the list, click Manage Certificates to open the Manage Certificates dialog box. For more information, see How to: Import and Apply Certificates in Device Projects.

      When you have finished acquiring your certificate, click OK in the Select Certificate dialog box. The certificate appears in the Certificate box of the Build page.

  5. On the Build page, click OK.

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