Google.WebAnalytics.dll doesn't have a strong name

May 19, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Hi, MSAF Team !

Congratulations for you excellent job with this contrib !

I have a problem to compile our Silverlight 4 application in Release mode due to the fact that Google.WebAnalytics.dll  assembly doesn't have a strong name.

How get a one strong named ?

Thanks a lot !

May 19, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Strong names are not a requirement for release build.  The Google.WebAnaltyics.dll for the upcoming Silverlight 4 version as well as the MSAF assemblies will have a strong names.

May 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Error 1 Assembly generation failed -- Referenced assembly 'Google.WebAnalytics' does not have a strong name MyStrongNameUsedInMyApplication

May 19, 2010 at 7:16 PM

What this means is that you can't make any assembly dependent on Google.WebAnalytics have a strong name either.  So your app can't have a strong name if it uses the MSAF for Silverlight 3.

That limitation will go away for the Silverlight 4 version.

May 19, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Ok I see. Do you know the release date of a Silverlight 4 version ?

Thanks a lot again

May 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM
You can start with this version for Silverlight 4: We're targetting June for a final release.
Jun 3, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Thank a lot for your answer and your great job !

We are on June, do you know the exact release date now ? :)

Thanks a lot !

Jun 3, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Hopefully next week.


Jun 16, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Hi, i download the latest version of MSAF (1.4.4) ans the problem is always present. :(

Jun 16, 2010 at 3:30 PM

We will not be updating the Silverlight 3 Google.WebAnalytics.dll assembly with a strong name.

The Silverlight 4 Google.WebAnalytics.dll does have a strong name.


Jun 21, 2010 at 7:57 AM

The Silverlight 4 Google.WebAnalytics.dll doesn't have strong name too :'(

Jul 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM

is there a work around for this problem ?

Where can we find the source code this dll in order to build a strong named dll ?

Jul 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM
Edited Jul 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM

The source code is not available at this time - we should have a strong-named Google.WebAnalytics.dll available shortly.

Jul 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM
Edited Jul 8, 2010 at 8:29 PM

How is not having a strong-named DLL blocking you?

Signing the application assembly - which requires strong-named DLLs is only useful if you are building a trusted Out-of-Browser application.


Jul 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM
Edited Jul 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

This has been fixed in

Aug 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM

New version work great. Thanks a lot for your amazing work !

Thanks Thanks Thanks again