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CspKeyContainerInfo Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Provides additional information about a cryptographic key pair. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public sealed class CspKeyContainerInfo
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public final class CspKeyContainerInfo
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public final class CspKeyContainerInfo

Use this class to obtain additional information about a key pair, such as the key container name or the key number.

In cases where a random key is generated by the RSACryptoServiceProvider or the DSACryptoServiceProvider, a key container will not be created until you call a method that uses the key. Some properties of the CspKeyContainerInfo class will throw a CryptographicException if a key container has not been created.

The following code example creates a key container and retrieves information about that container.

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Text;


public class CspKeyContainerInfoExample
{

    public static void Main(String[] args)
    {
        RSACryptoServiceProvider rsa= new RSACryptoServiceProvider();

        try
        {
            // Note: In cases where a random key is generated,   
            // a key container is not created until you call  
            // a method that uses the key.  This example calls
            // the Encrypt method before calling the
            // CspKeyContainerInfo property so that a key
            // container is created.  

            // Create some data to encrypt and display it.
            string data = "Here is some data to encrypt.";

            Console.WriteLine("Data to encrypt: " + data);

            // Convert the data to an array of bytes and 
            // encrypt it.
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(data);

            byte[] encData = rsa.Encrypt(byteData, false);

            // Display the encrypted value.
            Console.WriteLine("Encrypted Data: " + Encoding.ASCII.GetString(encData));

            Console.WriteLine();

            Console.WriteLine("CspKeyContainerInfo information:");

            Console.WriteLine();

            // Create a new CspKeyContainerInfo object.
            CspKeyContainerInfo keyInfo = rsa.CspKeyContainerInfo;

            // Display the value of each property.

            Console.WriteLine("Accessible property: " + keyInfo.Accessible);

            Console.WriteLine("Exportable property: " + keyInfo.Exportable);

            Console.WriteLine("HardwareDevice property: " + keyInfo.HardwareDevice);

            Console.WriteLine("KeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.KeyContainerName);

            Console.WriteLine("KeyNumber property: " + keyInfo.KeyNumber.ToString());

            Console.WriteLine("MachineKeyStore property: " + keyInfo.MachineKeyStore);

            Console.WriteLine("Protected property: " + keyInfo.Protected);

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderName property: " + keyInfo.ProviderName);

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderType property: " + keyInfo.ProviderType);

            Console.WriteLine("RandomlyGenerated property: " + keyInfo.RandomlyGenerated);

            Console.WriteLine("Removable property: " + keyInfo.Removable);

            Console.WriteLine("UniqueKeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.UniqueKeyContainerName);


        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
        }
        finally
        {
            // Clear the key.
            rsa.Clear();
        }
    }
}

System.Object
  System.Security.Cryptography.CspKeyContainerInfo

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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