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How do I sign a C# Winforms project? RRS feed

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  • Since I intalled a new computer, my project doesn't compile due to a certificate error because the self-signed certificate I use is linked to the previous user/computer. I'm not used to certificates/signing, I don't use it much and I don't remember how I did on the previous computer.

    I tried following https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/appxpkg/how-to-create-a-package-signing-certificate

    but at the last step, I get: ERROR: Cannot find certificates that match the key. (Error Code = 0x80070490)

    I also see that this procedure is deprectated so I looked for another procedure, but everything I find seem to include the creation of some Windows Store installation package ... I'm actually only compiling the project with VS and then use a third party installation creator.

    All I want is to create .cer file that I can direct VS to in project "Properties" > "Signing" > "Sign the ClickOnce manifests", then I package an installation .exe file using an Installer creator called "Inno setup" ... so that the .exe file install smoothly on user computers ...

    How am I supposed to do?


    • Edited by TMxm Friday, February 8, 2019 6:52 PM
    Friday, February 8, 2019 6:51 PM

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  • Hi TMxm,

    Since it is related to the Winform project, and for the click once issue, you could post it to this forum:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/home?forum=winformssetup

    There you would get dedicated support.

    Best Regards,

    Jack


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