What is Manifest?


Assembly manifest file stores assembly metadata information such as how the elements inside the assembly are related to each other. Assembly manifest file includes following information. An assembly manifest information can be stored in standalone in the PE file.

  • Name
  • Version information
  • Culture information
  • Strong name information
  • List of all the files in the assembly - A hash of each file contained in the assembly and a file name
  • Information of referred assemblies - A list of other assemblies that are statically referenced by the assembly.
  • Security identity

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