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Monday, December 8, 2008

How to sign an Assembly in Visual Studio 2008

To sign an assembly using VS 2008 open the Project Designer from Project - - > Properties of from Solution Explorer - - > Right Click - - > Properties -- > Signing tab
The Signing table enables to sign the assembly. Select the Sign the Assembly checkbox to indicate generating a strong name.

To create a new key file Select from the Dropdown box

Enter a filename for the Key and (and password). This dialog box specifies a new key file with which to sign the assembly. If you specify a password, a Personal Information Exchange (.pfx) file is created; if you do not specify a password, a strongly named key (.snk) file is created.

Signing the assembly by providing a strong name to the compiled application or component makes easy for the administrators to apply a security policy.

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