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SignatureHelper Class

Provides methods for building signatures.

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

public sealed class SignatureHelper : _SignatureHelper

Use the SignatureHelper class to create a signature blob that can be passed to the SetLocalSignature method of the DynamicILInfo class. A SignatureHelper object can also be passed to the ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode, SignatureHelper) method overload to insert an instruction and a signature token into a Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) stream. For information on signature blobs and signature metadata, see the ECMA Partition II Metadata documentation.


The ECMA Partition II documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the Ecma International Web site.


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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