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AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute class with the name of the file containing the key pair to generate a strong name for the assembly being attributed.

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

public AssemblyKeyFileAttribute(
	string keyFile
)

Parameters

keyFile
Type: System.String
The name of the file containing the key pair.

There is no default path for the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute constructor. The value set by the constructor is interpreted by the linker, or by Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, that invokes the linker.

The default setting for the Al.exe (Assembly Linker) tool assumes that the key file is in the current directory. In Visual Studio 2005, the Visual Basic and Visual C# compilers build and link to subdirectories of the project directory, so if you put the key file in the project directory the relative path might be "..\..\keyfile.snk" or "..\keyfile.snk" in Visual Basic, or "..\\..\\keyfile.snk" or "..\\keyfile.snk" in C#. For C#, this attribute can be set in the project properties.

Caution noteCaution

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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