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Hash Class

Provides evidence about the hash value for an assembly. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public sealed class Hash : ISerializable
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public final class Hash implements ISerializable
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public final class Hash implements ISerializable

A hash value represents a unique value that corresponds to a particular set of bytes. Rather than referring to an assembly by name, version, or other designation, a hash value designates the assembly without ambiguity. Names are subject to collisions in rare cases where the same name is given to completely different code. Different variations of code can accidentally be marked with the same version. However, even changing a single bit results in a very different hash value.

Hash values are a cryptographically secure way to refer to specific assemblies in policy without the use of digital signatures. A secure hash algorithm is designed so that it is computationally infeasible to construct a different assembly with the identical hash value by either an accidental or malicious attempt. By default, evidence from the SHA1 and MD5 hash algorithms is supported, although any hash algorithm can be used through GenerateHash.

System.Object
  System.Security.Policy.Hash

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 Millennium Edition, 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, 1.1, 1.0

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