ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute Class
 
System_CAPS_noteNote

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Instructs obfuscation tools to use their standard obfuscation rules for the appropriate assembly type.

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

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.ReflectionObfuscateAssemblyAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple = false, 
	Inherited = false)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public sealed class ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Assembly, AllowMultiple = false, 
	Inherited = false)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute sealed : Attribute
[<Sealed>]
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple = false,
    Inherited = false)>]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>]
type ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple := False,
	Inherited := False)>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public NotInheritable Class ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute class, specifying whether the assembly to be obfuscated is public or private.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a Boolean value indicating whether the assembly was marked private.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

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

System_CAPS_pubproperty

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod IsDefaultAttribute

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Match

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetIDsOfNames

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfo

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfoCount

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeInvoke

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

The ObfuscationAttribute and ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute attributes provide a way for assembly authors to annotate their binaries so that obfuscation tools can process them correctly with minimal external configuration.

Applying this attribute to an assembly tells the obfuscation tool to use its default rules for the assembly type.

System_CAPS_importantImportant

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.

You can apply ObfuscationAttribute to types within an assembly, and to members on those types. The innermost attribute controls the way an obfuscation tool treats any particular code entity.

The following code example shows a private assembly that has been marked with the ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute. The property is false, to prevent the obfuscation tool from stripping the attribute after processing.

For a code example that shows the use of ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute with ObfuscationAttribute, see the ObfuscationAttribute class.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

[assembly: ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute(true, 
    StripAfterObfuscation=false)]
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

<Assembly: ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute(False, _
    StripAfterObfuscation:=False)>
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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

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