Can We Get Signed Composite Application Guidance Assemblies?

Topics: Prism v2 - WPF 3.5
Sep 22, 2009 at 4:08 PM

It would be handy if we could get signed binary assemblies in order that if we were to reference and consume these assemblies, we could subsequently sign our own assemblies.  How much of a possibility is this?

Sep 22, 2009 at 9:55 PM
Edited Sep 22, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Hi David,

The CAL assemblies are not signed as the guidance does not ship assemblies directly but ships source code instead. You can sign the CAL assemblies with your own key (as you have the source code for the library) and then simply use the signed assemblies in your projects so you can sign them. You will notice that all assemblies that the CAL references are already signed, so there should be no problem there.

Please let me know if this helps.

Damian Schenkelman
http://blogs.southworks.net/dschenkelman

Sep 22, 2009 at 11:50 PM

Ok, I was afraid of that.  I was kind of wondering why all the other assemblies (EntLib, etc.) are signed, but not the CAL ones.  We don't intend on modifying the code, so it would make deployment say,  into the GAC a bit safer if we had signed binaries being that we intend to consume the binaries unmodified.  I guess we can handle that.

Thanks.