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MD5.Create Method (String)

Creates an instance of the specified implementation of the MD5 hash algorithm.

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

public static MD5 Create(
	string algName


Type: System.String

The name of the specific implementation of MD5 to use.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.MD5
A new instance of the specified implementation of MD5.


The algorithm described by the algName parameter was used with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode enabled, but is not FIPS compatible.

Possible values for algName are: System.Security.Cryptography.MD5, MD5, System.Security.Cryptography.MD5CryptoServiceProvider, and System.Security.Cryptography.MD5Managed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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