[Mono-dev] Strong-named assembly built with Linux Mono not working with Windows VB Web Application

Dean Brettle dean at brettle.com
Thu Oct 2 02:09:23 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:36 PM, Dean Brettle <dean at brettle.com> wrote:

> I noticed the following difference:
> [mono20] ~/tmp/mywebcontrol @ monodis --assembly
> MyWebControlProject.Mono.dll | grep Flags
> Flags:         0x00000000
> [mono20] ~/tmp/mywebcontrol @ monodis --assembly
> MyWebControlProject.Net.dll | grep Flags
> Flags:         0x00000001
> Since this is a strong-named assembly containing the public key, isn't
> 0x00000001 the correct value for Flags?  If MS's VB.NET compiler requires
> that flag to be set for strong-named assemblies, then that would explain the
> problem.
> I'd like to test that hypothesis by changing the Flags value, but I don't
> know how to do that off-hand.  Using .NET's sn.exe to resign the assembly
> built with Mono, didn't change the Flags value.

Adding the following to AssemblyInfo.cs did change Flags to 0x00000001, and
DID allow the custom control to be used in a VB.NET Web Application project.

[assembly: AssemblyFlags(AssemblyNameFlags.PublicKey)]

So, is the fact that this is necessary a bug in mcs, MonoDevelop, or
something else?

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