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LWE10247 : Howto create an assembly key file with a strong name in .NET programming

Symptom:

The strong name is used for uniqueness of the assembly and for security. It also makes shure that the right assembly gets loaded.

Cause:

This is by design

Solution:

Assemblies use a cryptographic signature (also call a strong name) to share an assembly among applications on the local machine.

Use the sn.exe tool to create a key file:
sn -k StrongNameFile.snk

If your path environment variables aren't set, you'll have to go to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET\FrameworkSDK\Bin\ directory to run sn.exe)
The filename "StrongNameFile.snk" can be any name you want.

To use the key you can use the following in c# programming:
        
...
using System;
using System.Reflection;

[assembly:AssemblyKeyFileAttribute("StrongNameFile.snk")]
...

For more information have a look at the microsoft SDK. (= software development kit)

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