AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Class
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AssemblyKeyFileAttribute Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Specifies the name of a file containing the key pair used to generate a strong name.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Reflection.AssemblyKeyFileAttribute

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class AssemblyKeyFileAttribute : Attribute

The AssemblyKeyFileAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodAssemblyKeyFileAttributeInitializes a new instance of the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute class with the name of the file containing the key pair to generate a strong name for the assembly being attributed.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyKeyFileGets the name of the file containing the key pair used to generate a strong name for the attributed assembly.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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When building a strong-named assembly, the author must supply either this attribute or AssemblyKeyNameAttribute. If AssemblyDelaySignAttribute has also been specified, it is likely that this file will only contain the public key.

An example of the syntax is [assembly:AssemblyKeyFileAttribute("myKey.snk")].

Caution noteCaution:

Since the path and file name persist, ensure that the string you use with AssemblyKeyFileAttribute does not contain sensitive information.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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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