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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: BUG using the SmartAssembly command line Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have a problem using the command line, and it seems to be a bug (or a misunderstood !!), let me explain with a simple example ...

I have an assembly called My.Assembly.To.Protect

The several assemblies are :

I run the following command line :

Code: /create "My.Assembly.To.Protect.saproj" /input="D:\Release\My.Assembly.To.Protect.dll" /output="D:\NewRelease\My.Assembly.To.Protect.dll /assembly="My.Assembly.To.Protect ";prune:true,merge:true,embed:true,nameobfuscate:true,controlflowobfuscate:4,dynamicproxy:false,compressencryptresources:false

The result of the command is :
SmartAssembly v6.8.0.121
Copyright © Red Gate Software 2005-2013
Loading project D:\My.Assembly.To.Protect.saproj
Loading main assembly...

Assembly "My.Assembly.To.Protect": Pruning on
Assembly "My.Assembly.To.Protect": Name Mangling on
Assembly "My.Assembly.To.Protect": Control Obfuscation set to level 4
Assembly "My.Assembly.To.Protect": Dynamic References Proxy off
Assembly "My.Assembly.To.Protect": Resource Compression off
The assembly name 'My.Assembly.To.Protect' is not valid for embedding.
The following assemblies are valid with the '/assembly' switch:

ERROR: At least one of the specified assembly names is not valid.

If I chose another dependency for the option /assembly (My.OpenAssembly or OpenAssembly), it works correctly. I have no trouble like that using the SmartAssembly GUI.

I use documentation to create the comman line.

Hope you can help me !


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike,

It looks like the command line is saying that the main assembly "My.Assembly.To.Protect" can be embedded, but the embed switch will actually only work on dependencies of the main assembly.

So sorry about this misleading error. I've logged an issue for it with internal reference SA-1760 --thanks for bringing it to our attention!

If you remove the embed:true for the main assembly and instead add it to the assembly options for the particular dependencies My.OpenAssembly or OpenAssembly that you'd like to embed, that should resolve it! But please let us know if there are any further issues.
Jessica Ramos
Technical Support
Red Gate Software Ltd.
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