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StrongNameKeyPair Class

Encapsulates access to a public or private key pair used to sign strong name assemblies.


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

public class StrongNameKeyPair : IDeserializationCallback, 

The StrongNameKeyPair type exposes the following members.

Public methodStrongNameKeyPair(Byte[])Initializes a new instance of the StrongNameKeyPair class, building the key pair from a byte array.
Public methodStrongNameKeyPair(FileStream)Initializes a new instance of the StrongNameKeyPair class, building the key pair from a FileStream.
Public methodStrongNameKeyPair(String)Initializes a new instance of the StrongNameKeyPair class, building the key pair from a String.
Protected methodStrongNameKeyPair(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Initializes a new instance of the StrongNameKeyPair class, building the key pair from serialized data.

Public propertyPublicKeyGets the public part of the public key or public key token of the key pair.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIDeserializationCallback.OnDeserializationRuns when the entire object graph has been deserialized.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodISerializable.GetObjectDataSets the SerializationInfo object with all the data required to reinstantiate the current StrongNameKeyPair object.

The following code example shows how to open a Company.keys file (produced by running the Sn.exe (Strong Name Tool) with the –k switch), read the public key from the file, and display the key in the console window.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;

class snkX

    public static void Main()
        // Open a file that contains a public key value. The line below  
        // assumes that the Strong Name tool (SN.exe) was executed from 
        // a command prompt as follows:
        //       SN.exe -k C:\Company.keys
        FileStream fs = File.Open("C:\\Company.keys", FileMode.Open);

        // Construct a StrongNameKeyPair object. This object should obtain
        // the public key from the Company.keys file.
        StrongNameKeyPair k = new StrongNameKeyPair(fs);

        // Display the bytes that make up the public key.

        // Close the file.

// Output will vary by user.
//  00-24-00-00-04-80-00-00-94-69-89-78-BB-F1-F2-71-00-00-00-34-26-
//  69-89-78-BB-F1-F2-71-00-F1-FA-F2-F9-4A-A8-5E-82-55-AB-49-4D-A6-
//  ED-AB-5F-CE-DE-59-49-8D-63-01-B0-E1-BF-43-07-FA-55-D4-36-75-EE-
//  8B-83-32-39-B7-02-DE-3D-81-29-7B-E8-EA-F0-2E-78-94-96-F1-73-79-
//  69-89-78-BB-F1-F2-71-0E-4E-F4-5D-DD-A4-7F-11-54-DF-65-DE-89-23-
//  91-AD-53-E1-C0-DA-9E-0C-88-BE-AA-7B-39-20-9C-9B-55-34-26-3B-1A-
//  53-41-31-00-04-00-00-01-00-01-00-9D-F1-EA-14-4C-88-34-26-3B-1A-
//  2D-D7-A0-AB-F6-7E-B7-24-7F-87-DF-3E-97

.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

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.

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