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SNK File Format

Visual Studio Strong-Name key file

SNK is a file extension for a key file used with Microsoft software. SNK stands for Strong Name Key file. SNK files are used to uniquely identify components of the .NET Framework using Public-Key encryption. SNK files contain the Strong Key used to uniquely identify components such as DLL files.

Here's an explanation from MSDN.com:

To sign an assembly with a strong name, you must have a public/private key pair. This public and private cryptographic key pair is used during compilation to create a strong-named assembly. You can create a key pair using the Strong Name tool (Sn.exe). Key pair files usually have an .snk extension.

 

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Here's an explanation from MSDN.com:

To sign an assembly with a strong name, you must have a public/private key pair. This public and private cryptographic key pair is used during compilation to create a strong-named assembly. You can create a key pair using the Strong Name tool (Sn.exe). Key pair files usually have an .snk extension.

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