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AssemblyName.SetPublicKeyToken Method

Sets the public key token, which is the last 8 bytes of the SHA-1 hash of the public key under which the application or assembly is signed.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub SetPublicKeyToken ( _
	publicKeyToken As Byte() _
)
'Usage
Dim instance As AssemblyName
Dim publicKeyToken As Byte()

instance.SetPublicKeyToken(publicKeyToken)
public void SetPublicKeyToken (
	byte[] publicKeyToken
)
public function SetPublicKeyToken (
	publicKeyToken : byte[]
)

Parameters

publicKeyToken

A byte array containing the public key token of the assembly.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Reflection.Emit
Imports System.Configuration.Assemblies
Imports System.Text
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class AssemblyName_CodeBase
   
   Public Shared Sub MakeAssembly(myAssemblyName As AssemblyName, fileName As String)
      ' Get the assembly builder from the application domain associated with the current thread.
      Dim myAssemblyBuilder As AssemblyBuilder = Thread.GetDomain().DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave)
      ' Create a dynamic module in the assembly.
      Dim myModuleBuilder As ModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("MyModule", fileName)
      ' Create a type in the module.
      Dim myTypeBuilder As TypeBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineType("MyType")
      ' Create a method called 'Main'.
      Dim myMethodBuilder As MethodBuilder = myTypeBuilder.DefineMethod("Main", MethodAttributes.Public Or MethodAttributes.HideBySig Or MethodAttributes.Static, GetType(object), Nothing)
      ' Get the Intermediate Language generator for the method.
      Dim myILGenerator As ILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator()
      ' Use the utility method to generate the IL instructions that print a string to the console.
      myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World!")
      ' Generate the 'ret' IL instruction.
      myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret)
      ' End the creation of the type.
      myTypeBuilder.CreateType()
      ' Set the method with name 'Main' as the entry point in the assembly.
      myAssemblyBuilder.SetEntryPoint(myMethodBuilder)
      myAssemblyBuilder.Save(fileName)
   End Sub 'MakeAssembly
   
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      ' Create a dynamic assembly with name 'MyAssembly' and build version '1.0.0.2001'.
      Dim myAssemblyName As New AssemblyName()
      ' Set the codebase to the physical directory were the assembly resides.
      myAssemblyName.CodeBase = [String].Concat("file:///", Directory.GetCurrentDirectory())
      ' Set the culture information of the assembly to 'English-American'.
      myAssemblyName.CultureInfo = New CultureInfo("en-US")
      ' Set the hash algoritm to 'SHA1'.
      myAssemblyName.HashAlgorithm = AssemblyHashAlgorithm.SHA1
      myAssemblyName.VersionCompatibility = AssemblyVersionCompatibility.SameProcess
      myAssemblyName.Flags = AssemblyNameFlags.PublicKey
      ' Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKey.snk' into a byte array.
      Dim publicKeyStream As FileStream = File.Open("PublicKey.snk", FileMode.Open)
      Dim publicKey(publicKeyStream.Length) As Byte
      publicKeyStream.Read(publicKey, 0, CInt(publicKeyStream.Length))
      ' Provide the assembly with a public key.
      myAssemblyName.SetPublicKey(publicKey)
      ' Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKeyToken.snk' into a byte array.
      Dim publicKeyTokenStream As FileStream = File.Open("PublicKeyToken.snk", FileMode.Open)
      Dim publicKeyToken() As Byte = New [Byte](publicKeyTokenStream.Length) {}
      publicKeyTokenStream.Read(publicKeyToken, 0, CInt(publicKeyToken.Length))
      ' Provide the assembly with a public key token.
      myAssemblyName.SetPublicKeyToken(publicKeyToken)
      myAssemblyName.Name = "MyAssembly"
      myAssemblyName.Version = New Version("1.0.0.2001")
      MakeAssembly(myAssemblyName, "MyAssembly.exe")
      
      ' Get the assemblies loaded in the current application domain.
      Dim myAssemblies As [Assembly]() = Thread.GetDomain().GetAssemblies()
      
      ' Get the dynamic assembly named 'MyAssembly'. 
      Dim myAssembly As [Assembly] = Nothing
      Dim i As Integer
      For i = 0 To myAssemblies.Length - 1
         If [String].Compare(myAssemblies(i).GetName().Name, "MyAssembly") = 0 Then
            myAssembly = myAssemblies(i)
         End If 
      Next i ' Display the full assembly information to the console.
      If Not (myAssembly Is Nothing) Then
         Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Displaying the full assembly name" + ControlChars.Cr)
         Dim assemblyName As String = myAssembly.GetName().FullName
         Console.WriteLine(assemblyName)
         Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Displaying the public key for the assembly" + ControlChars.Cr)
         Dim publicKeyBytes As Byte() = myAssembly.GetName().GetPublicKey()
         Console.WriteLine(Encoding.ASCII.GetString(publicKeyBytes))
         Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Displaying the public key token for the assembly" + ControlChars.Cr)
         Dim publicKeyTokenBytes As Byte() = myAssembly.GetName().GetPublicKeyToken()
         Console.WriteLine(Encoding.ASCII.GetString(publicKeyTokenBytes))
      End If
   End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'AssemblyName_CodeBase 

import System.*;
import System.Reflection.*;
import System.Threading.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Globalization.*;
import System.Reflection.Emit.*;
import System.Configuration.Assemblies.*;
import System.Text.*;

public class AssemblyNameCodeBase
{
    public static void MakeAssembly(AssemblyName myAssemblyName, 
        String fileName)
    {
        // Get the assembly builder from the application domain associated 
        // with the current thread.
        AssemblyBuilder myAssemblyBuilder = System.Threading.Thread.GetDomain().
            DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, 
            AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);

        // Create a dynamic module in the assembly.
        ModuleBuilder myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.
            DefineDynamicModule("MyModule", fileName);

        // Create a type in the module.
        TypeBuilder myTypeBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineType("MyType");

        // Create a method called 'main'.
        MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder = myTypeBuilder.DefineMethod("main", 
            MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.HideBySig 
            | MethodAttributes.Static, void.class.ToType(), null);

        // Get the Intermediate Language generator for the method.
        ILGenerator myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();

        // Use the utility method to generate the IL instructions 
        // that print a string to the console.
        myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World!");

        // Generate the 'ret' IL instruction.
        myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);

        // End the creation of the type.
        myTypeBuilder.CreateType();

        // Set the method with name 'main' as the entry point in the assembly.
        myAssemblyBuilder.SetEntryPoint(myMethodBuilder);
        myAssemblyBuilder.Save(fileName);
    } //MakeAssembly

    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a dynamic assembly with name 'MyAssembly' and 
        // build version '1.0.0.2001'.
        AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();

        // Set the codebase to the physical directory were the assembly resides.
        myAssemblyName.set_CodeBase(String.Concat("file:///", 
            Directory.GetCurrentDirectory()));

        // Set the culture information of the assembly to 'English-American'.
        myAssemblyName.set_CultureInfo(new CultureInfo("en-US"));

        // Set the hash algoritm to 'SHA1'.
        myAssemblyName.set_HashAlgorithm(AssemblyHashAlgorithm.SHA1);
        myAssemblyName.set_VersionCompatibility(
            AssemblyVersionCompatibility.SameProcess);
        myAssemblyName.set_Flags(AssemblyNameFlags.PublicKey);

        // Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKey.snk' into a byte array.
        FileStream publicKeyStream = File.Open("PublicKey.snk", FileMode.Open);
        ubyte publicKey[] = new ubyte[(int)publicKeyStream.get_Length()];
        publicKeyStream.Read(publicKey, 0, (int)(publicKeyStream.get_Length()));

        // Provide the assembly with a public key.
        myAssemblyName.SetPublicKey(publicKey);

        // Get the whole contents of the 'PublicKeyToken.snk' into a byte array.
        FileStream publicKeyTokenStream = File.Open("PublicKeyToken.snk", 
            FileMode.Open);
        ubyte publicKeyToken[] = 
            new ubyte[(int)publicKeyTokenStream.get_Length()];
        publicKeyTokenStream.Read(publicKeyToken, 0, 
            (int)(publicKeyToken.get_Length()));

        // Provide the assembly with a public key token.
        myAssemblyName.SetPublicKeyToken(publicKeyToken);
        myAssemblyName.set_Name("MyAssembly");
        myAssemblyName.set_Version(new Version("1.0.0.2001"));
        MakeAssembly(myAssemblyName, "MyAssembly.exe");

        // Get the assemblies loaded in the current application domain.
        Assembly myAssemblies[] = System.Threading.Thread.GetDomain().
            GetAssemblies();

        // Get the dynamic assembly named 'MyAssembly'. 
        Assembly myAssembly = null;
        for (int i = 0; i < myAssemblies.length; i++) {
            if (String.Compare(((Assembly)myAssemblies.get_Item(i)).GetName().
                get_Name(), "MyAssembly") == 0) {
                myAssembly = (Assembly)myAssemblies.get_Item(i);
            }
        }

        // Display the full assembly information to the console.
        if (myAssembly != null) {
            Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the full assembly name\n");
            String assemblyName = myAssembly.GetName().get_FullName();

            Console.WriteLine(assemblyName);
            Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the public key for the assembly\n");

            ubyte publicKeyBytes[] = myAssembly.GetName().GetPublicKey();
            Console.WriteLine(Encoding.get_ASCII().GetString(publicKeyBytes));
            Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the public key token for the "
                + "assembly\n");

            ubyte publicKeyTokenBytes[] = myAssembly.GetName().
                GetPublicKeyToken();
            Console.WriteLine(Encoding.get_ASCII().
                GetString(publicKeyTokenBytes));
        }
    } //main
} //AssemblyNameCodeBase

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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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