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StrongName Class

Provides the strong name of a code assembly as evidence for policy evaluation. This class cannot be inherited.

For a list of all members of this type, see StrongName Members.


[Visual Basic]
NotInheritable Public Class StrongName
   Implements IIdentityPermissionFactory
public sealed class StrongName : IIdentityPermissionFactory
public __gc __sealed class StrongName : public
class StrongName implements IIdentityPermissionFactory

Thread Safety

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


The StrongName class represents evidence of a unique, cryptographically strong name of a code assembly. The strong name consists of a public key, a given name, and a version. The public key corresponds to the publisher's private key which is kept secret, and with which the assembly must be signed in order for the strong name to be valid.

Strong names are typically assigned to assemblies using either AssemblyKeyFileAttribute, AssemblyKeyNameAttribute or AssemblyDelaySignAttribute in conjunction with the SN utility (see Strong Name Tool (Sn.exe)).

StrongNameIdentityPermission uses this class to confirm that calling code is in a particular strong-named code assembly.


Namespace: System.Security.Policy

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

StrongName Members | System.Security.Policy Namespace