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AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Class

Specifies the name of a file containing the key pair used to generate a strong name.

For a list of all members of this type, see AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Members.


[Visual Basic]
NotInheritable Public Class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute
   Inherits Attribute
public sealed class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute : Attribute
public __gc __sealed class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute : public
class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute extends Attribute

Thread Safety

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


When building a strong-named assembly, the author must supply either this attribute or AssemblyKeyNameAttribute. If AssemblyDelaySignAttribute has also been specified, it is likely that this file will only contain the public key.

An example of the syntax is [assembly:AssemblyKeyFileAttribute("myKey.snk")].

CAUTION   Since the path and file name persist, ensure that the string you use with AssemblyKeyFileAttribute does not contain sensitive information.

The classes in System.Runtime.CompilerServices are intended for use by compilers only. Do not use them unless you are building a compiler.For more detail, see the specifications for the common language runtime architecture, metadata, Microsoft intermediate language instruction set, file format, and Microsoft intermediate language assembly reference in the "Tool Developers Guide" folder of the SDK.


Namespace: System.Reflection

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Members | System.Reflection Namespace | Metadata and Self-Describing Components | Compiling to MSIL | Metadata Overview