Why strong-named dll?

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Penn Ye




Posts: 16
Joined: 2016-06-05
As https://github.com/MahApps/MahApps.Metro/issues/3339 described.
There is no need for strong-named dll any more.

In com-addin, the strongname is just used for located dll in gac, not in specified file location.
Try to use non strong-named dll in my project. All is works.

Com-Addin is loaded, taskpane is loaded.

Registry in CLSID:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3DF4A35F-4EB0-4A19-BA05-E27AE572DC1C}]
@="{4BA250A6-8BCA-46A6-982A-F340081187C3}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3DF4A35F-4EB0-4A19-BA05-E27AE572DC1C}Implemented Categories]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3DF4A35F-4EB0-4A19-BA05-E27AE572DC1C}Implemented Categories{62C8FE65-4EBB-45E7-B440-6E39B2CDBF29}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3DF4A35F-4EB0-4A19-BA05-E27AE572DC1C}InprocServer32]
@="{adxloader.dll path}"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
"Class"="iSlideTools.ThisAddin"
"Assembly"="iSlideTools, Version=5.0.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null"
"RuntimeVersion"="v4.0.30319"
"CodeBase"="{entry dll path}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3DF4A35F-4EB0-4A19-BA05-E27AE572DC1C}InprocServer32.0.2.0]
"Class"="iSlideTools.ThisAddin"
"Assembly"="iSlideTools, Version=5.0.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null"
"RuntimeVersion"="v4.0.30319"
"CodeBase"="{entry dll path}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3DF4A35F-4EB0-4A19-BA05-E27AE572DC1C}ProgId]
@="iSlideTools.Beta"


So why not remove strongname to support more packages in nuget without strongname directly?
Posted 18 Jun, 2019 01:48:11 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Penn,

You can remove the .snk file from your project if you wish. The add-in should work properly.
Posted 18 Jun, 2019 06:41:07 Top
Penn Ye




Posts: 16
Joined: 2016-06-05
I thought that the strong-named dll is required for regasm or something else.
Thanks for your reply, now I could develop addin without strongname without any hesitation.
Posted 19 Jun, 2019 00:24:19 Top