System.Reflection.ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute Class

Instructs obfuscation tools to use their standard obfuscation rules for the appropriate assembly type.

See Also: ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute Members


[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Assembly, Inherited=false)]
public sealed class ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute : Attribute


The System.Reflection.ObfuscationAttribute and System.Reflection.ObfuscateAssemblyAttribute attributes provide a way for assembly authors to annotate their binaries so that obfuscation tools can process them correctly with minimal external configuration.

Applying this attribute to an assembly tells the obfuscation tool to use its default rules for the assembly type.


Applying this attribute does not automatically obfuscate the assembly. Applying the attribute is an alternative to creating a configuration file for the obfuscation tool. That is, it merely provides instructions for an obfuscation tool. Microsoft recommends that vendors of obfuscation tools follow the semantics described here. However, there is no guarantee that a particular tool follows Microsoft recommendations.

You can apply System.Reflection.ObfuscationAttribute to types within an assembly, and to members on those types. The innermost attribute controls the way an obfuscation tool treats any particular code entity.


Namespace: System.Reflection
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Assembly Versions:,
Since: .NET 2.0