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Need some help in setting up azure pipeline for .net8 application.

AMukhiAMukhi Posts: 1 New member
I added the install and download step in the pipeline. I need some help in executing the obfuscator. Its asking for saproj file location. Currently the project has .csproj file. 

How to generate the saproj file obfuscate the code in the pipeline. 

The pipeline is generating .apk as an atrifact. 
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    AlexisssAlexisss Posts: 2 New member
    To generate a `.saproj` file for obfuscating the code in your pipeline, you'll need to use a tool that supports generating `.saproj` files from `.csproj` files. One such tool is SmartAssembly by Red Gate.

    Here's a general outline of the steps you can follow:

    1. **Install SmartAssembly:** First, make sure SmartAssembly is installed on your build agent or included in your pipeline environment.

    2. **Create a `.saproj` File:** Use SmartAssembly to create a `.saproj` project file from your existing `.csproj` file. This file will contain settings for obfuscation, including which assemblies to obfuscate and which obfuscation techniques to use.

    3. **Execute Obfuscation:** Once you have your `.saproj` file, use SmartAssembly to execute the obfuscation process. This will obfuscate the code according to the settings specified in the `.saproj` project file.

    4. **Integrate into Pipeline:** Update your pipeline to include the obfuscation step after the build step. Make sure the `.apk` artifact is generated before obfuscation.

    Here's a sample script that you can use in your pipeline YAML:

    ```yaml
    steps:
    - script: |
        # Generate .saproj file from .csproj
        smartassembly.exe /project:project.saproj /createfrom:project.csproj
        
        # Execute obfuscation
        smartassembly.exe /build project.saproj

      displayName: 'Obfuscate Code'

    - task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
      inputs:
        pathtoPublish: '$(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)'
        artifactName: 'MyApp'
    ```

    Make sure to replace `smartassembly.exe` with the correct path to the SmartAssembly executable in your environment. Additionally, replace `project.saproj` and `project.csproj` with the actual paths to your `.saproj` and `.csproj` files respectively.

    Once you've added these steps to your pipeline, it should generate the `.apk` artifact and then obfuscate the code using SmartAssembly before publishing the artifact.
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    AlexisssAlexisss Posts: 2 New member
    To generate a `.saproj` file for obfuscating the code in your pipeline, you'll need to use a tool that supports generating `.saproj` files from `.csproj` files. One such tool is SmartAssembly by Red Gate.

    Here's a general outline of the steps you can follow:

    1. **Install SmartAssembly:** First, make sure SmartAssembly is installed on your build agent or included in your pipeline environment.

    2. **Create a `.saproj` File:** Use SmartAssembly to create a `.saproj` project file from your existing `.csproj` file. This file will contain settings for obfuscation, including which assemblies to obfuscate and which obfuscation techniques to use.

    3. **Execute Obfuscation:** Once you have your `.saproj` file, use SmartAssembly to execute the obfuscation process. This will obfuscate the code according to the settings specified in the `.saproj` project file.

    4. **Integrate into Pipeline:** Update your pipeline to include the obfuscation step after the build step. Make sure the `.apk` artifact is generated before obfuscation.

    Here's a sample script that you can use in your pipeline YAML:

    ```yaml
    steps:
    - script: |
        # Generate .saproj file from .csproj
        smartassembly.exe /project:project.saproj /createfrom:project.csproj
        
        # Execute obfuscation
        smartassembly.exe /build project.saproj

      displayName: 'Obfuscate Code'

    - task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
      inputs:
        pathtoPublish: '$(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)'
        artifactName: 'MyApp'
    ```

    Make sure to replace `smartassembly.exe` with the correct path to the SmartAssembly executable in your environment. Additionally, replace `project.saproj` and `project.csproj` with the actual paths to your `.saproj` and `.csproj` files respectively.

    Once you've added these steps to your pipeline, it should generate the `.apk` artifact and then obfuscate the code using SmartAssembly before publishing the artifact.
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