Question

Terry 01 on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:25:56


On my stand-alone PC, I have a number of applications that use the VS icon, and I want to change all of them to use unique icons I developed.  This will better enable me to chose the correct icon the first click.  I have read more Help files and forum responses on this subject than I care to acknowledge.  However, none of them appear to have a response that explains how to do this. 

MY PROBLEM - I can't publish any of the applications, because the signing expiration dates have expired on all of them.

How do I update/change the expiration date on these applications, so I can publish them on my stand-alone PC? 


Terry 01


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Replies

Jamles Hez on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:41:45


Hi Terry01,

If you want to publish them on your stand-alone PC, you may want to resign the apps, see Sn.exe (Strong Name Tool) for more options.

However if your certification already expired, probably you may need to extend/renew your certification by request to your certification provider.

--James

Terry 01 on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:29:55


James,

Thanks for your response, but I'm not sure what you meant by "you may need to extend/renew your certification by request to your certification provider". I'm the owner/single user of my PC.  I believe this makes me the certification provider, so how do I "extend/renew" the certification?

Terry

Jamles Hez on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:01:26


Hi Terry01,

Oh, that means you generate the certification by yourself.

That make things easier, in your visual studio, I don't know which project are you working but you should be able to see the signing option in the properties page, new a strong name key file can probably help you fix the issue.

--James

Terry 01 on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:49:23


James,

When I did as you suggested, I still can't change the date.  I noticed the old strong name/temporary name remained, and I deleted it.  However, when investigating the problem, the original temporary name still shows on a number of screens.

I currently use Visual Studio 2008, and ordered VS 2013 Sunday.  I'm waiting for it to arrive before I can install it.  Will I encounter the same problem with VS 2013?  I'm willing to suspend my problem until then.

Should I delete this thread, and possibly re-open it after VS 2013 is installed, assuming I have the same problem?

Jamles Hez on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:49:00


Hi Terry,

Well, It's ok, I would like to suggest you ask such question at CLR forum(https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=clr) since your issue is more related with Application Signing Date, MSBuild is more related with build the application base on the configuration on the proj file.

Thanks for your understanding.

--James


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