permview - Man Page

Viewer for declarative security permission sets inside assemblies.


permview [options] assembly


This tools allow to list the declarative security attributes present in an assembly. The security attributes are either found on the assembly level, on the classes and the methods. This tool is useful to diagnose why an  assembly won't load or why some class/method throws SecurityException.


-output filename

Output all declarative security attributes related informations into the specified file.

-xml | --xml | /XML

Output all declarative security attributes in an XML format.

-decl | --decl | /DECL

Show declarative security attributes on classes and methods. The default, without the -decl option, is to show only the assembly level permission sets.

-? | /? | -h[elp] | /h[elp]

Display help informations about the permview tool.


permview mscorlib.dll

This will show the minimum, optional and refused permissions sets (i.e. the assembly level security actions) that are compiled inside the mscorlib assembly.

permview -decl permview.exe

This will show all (assembly, class or method level) declarative security  attributes present in the permview.exe assembly.


Written by Sebastien Pouliot

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