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[.net] Loading an assembly from raw byte's (little trick I found)

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Just thought i'd post this. If anyone ever ends up doing this (loading an assembly from memory), there is a trick involved. Assembly.Load(byte[]) has a strange quirk in that it will load the assembly with the evidence of the calling assembly (ie, the strong name, security premissions, etc). This can be bad if you are checking for a signature, etc. However, Assembly.ReflrectionOnlyLoad(byte[]) does not do this, it actually does load the evidence... Why, well, I don't know. So.. the work around: Assembly.Load(byte[] rawAssembly, byte[] rawSymbolStore, Evidence evidence) as such: assembly = Assembly.Load(data,null,Assembly.ReflectionOnlyLoad(data).Evidence); done. :-) hopfully that will save anyone else mucking around scratching their head like I have been.

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