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ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute.StripAfterObfuscation Property

Gets or sets a Boolean value indicating whether the obfuscation tool should remove the attribute after processing.

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

public bool StripAfterObfuscation { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_StripAfterObfuscation ()

/** @property */
public void set_StripAfterObfuscation (boolean value)

public function get StripAfterObfuscation () : boolean

public function set StripAfterObfuscation (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the obfuscation tool should remove the attribute after processing; otherwise, false. The default value for this property is true.

Attributes should not be stripped if your library will be included as part of another application, and obfuscated as part of that application.

Specifying that obfuscation tools should strip the ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute does not affect instances of ObfuscationAttribute that have been applied to types and members within the assembly.


Applying this attribute does not automatically obfuscate the assembly. Applying the attribute is an alternative to creating a configuration file for the obfuscation tool. That is, it merely provides instructions for an obfuscation tool. Microsoft recommends that vendors of obfuscation tools follow the semantics described here. However, there is no guarantee that a particular tool follows Microsoft recommendations.

The following code example shows the ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute attribute with the StripAfterObfuscation property set to false, to prevent the obfuscation tool from stripping the attribute after processing.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

[assembly: ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute(true, 

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0