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AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Constructor

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
)
public AssemblyKeyFileAttribute (
	String keyFile
)
public function AssemblyKeyFileAttribute (
	keyFile : String
)

Parameters

keyFile

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 Assembly Linker (Al.exe) 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.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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