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TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider Class

Defines a wrapper object to access the cryptographic service provider (CSP) version of the TripleDES algorithm. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Security.Cryptography.SymmetricAlgorithm
    System.Security.Cryptography.TripleDES
      System.Security.Cryptography.TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public sealed class TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider : TripleDES

The TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodTripleDESCryptoServiceProviderInitializes a new instance of the TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyBlockSizeGets or sets the block size, in bits, of the cryptographic operation. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyFeedbackSizeGets or sets the feedback size, in bits, of the cryptographic operation. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyIVGets or sets the initialization vector (IV) for the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyKeyGets or sets the secret key for the TripleDES algorithm. (Inherited from TripleDES.)
Public propertyKeySizeGets or sets the size, in bits, of the secret key used by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyLegalBlockSizesGets the block sizes, in bits, that are supported by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyLegalKeySizesGets the key sizes, in bits, that are supported by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyModeGets or sets the mode for operation of the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyPaddingGets or sets the padding mode used in the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodClearReleases all resources used by the SymmetricAlgorithm class. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateDecryptor()Creates a symmetric decryptor object with the current Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateDecryptor(Byte[], Byte[])Creates a symmetric TripleDES decryptor object with the specified key (Key) and initialization vector (IV). (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.CreateDecryptor(Byte[], Byte[]).)
Public methodCreateEncryptor()Creates a symmetric encryptor object with the current Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateEncryptor(Byte[], Byte[])Creates a symmetric TripleDES encryptor object with the specified key (Key) and initialization vector (IV). (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.CreateEncryptor(Byte[], Byte[]).)
Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by the current instance of the SymmetricAlgorithm class. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGenerateIVGenerates a random initialization vector (IV) to use for the algorithm. (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.GenerateIV().)
Public methodGenerateKeyGenerates a random Key to be used for the algorithm. (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.GenerateKey().)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodValidKeySizeDetermines whether the specified key size is valid for the current algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
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This algorithm supports key lengths from 128 bits to 192 bits in increments of 64 bits.

NoteNote

A newer symmetric encryption algorithm, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), is available. Consider using the AesCryptoServiceProvider class instead of the TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider class. Use TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider only for compatibility with legacy applications and data.

The following code example creates a TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider object and uses it to encrypt and decrypt data in a file.

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

class TrippleDESCSPSample
{

    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            // Create a new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider object 
            // to generate a key and initialization vector (IV).
            TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider tDESalg = new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider();

            // Create a string to encrypt. 
            string sData = "Here is some data to encrypt.";
            string FileName = "CText.txt";

            // Encrypt text to a file using the file name, key, and IV.
            EncryptTextToFile(sData, FileName, tDESalg.Key, tDESalg.IV);

            // Decrypt the text from a file using the file name, key, and IV. 
            string Final = DecryptTextFromFile(FileName, tDESalg.Key, tDESalg.IV);

            // Display the decrypted string to the console.
            Console.WriteLine(Final);
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
        }

    }

    public static void EncryptTextToFile(String Data, String FileName, byte[] Key, byte[] IV)
    {
        try
        {
            // Create or open the specified file.
            FileStream fStream = File.Open(FileName,FileMode.OpenOrCreate);

            // Create a CryptoStream using the FileStream  
            // and the passed key and initialization vector (IV).
            CryptoStream cStream = new CryptoStream(fStream, 
                new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider().CreateEncryptor(Key,IV), 
                CryptoStreamMode.Write); 

            // Create a StreamWriter using the CryptoStream.
            StreamWriter sWriter = new StreamWriter(cStream);

            // Write the data to the stream  
            // to encrypt it.
            sWriter.WriteLine(Data);

            // Close the streams and 
            // close the file.
            sWriter.Close();
            cStream.Close();
            fStream.Close();
        }
        catch(CryptographicException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("A Cryptographic error occurred: {0}", e.Message);
        }
        catch(UnauthorizedAccessException  e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("A file access error occurred: {0}", e.Message);
        }

    }

    public static string DecryptTextFromFile(String FileName, byte[] Key, byte[] IV)
    {
        try
        {
            // Create or open the specified file. 
            FileStream fStream = File.Open(FileName, FileMode.OpenOrCreate);

            // Create a CryptoStream using the FileStream  
            // and the passed key and initialization vector (IV).
            CryptoStream cStream = new CryptoStream(fStream, 
                new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider().CreateDecryptor(Key,IV), 
                CryptoStreamMode.Read); 

            // Create a StreamReader using the CryptoStream.
            StreamReader sReader = new StreamReader(cStream);

            // Read the data from the stream  
            // to decrypt it. 
            string val = sReader.ReadLine();

            // Close the streams and 
            // close the file.
            sReader.Close();
            cStream.Close();
            fStream.Close();

            // Return the string.  
            return val;
        }
        catch(CryptographicException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("A Cryptographic error occurred: {0}", e.Message);
            return null;
        }
        catch(UnauthorizedAccessException  e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("A file access error occurred: {0}", e.Message);
            return null;
        }
    }
}

The following code example creates a TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider object and uses it to encrypt and decrypt data in memory.

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

class TrippleDESCSPSample
{

    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            // Create a new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider object 
            // to generate a key and initialization vector (IV).
            TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider tDESalg = new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider();

            // Create a string to encrypt. 
            string sData = "Here is some data to encrypt.";

            // Encrypt the string to an in-memory buffer. 
            byte[] Data = EncryptTextToMemory(sData, tDESalg.Key, tDESalg.IV);

            // Decrypt the buffer back to a string. 
            string Final = DecryptTextFromMemory(Data, tDESalg.Key, tDESalg.IV);

            // Display the decrypted string to the console.
            Console.WriteLine(Final);
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
        }

    }

    public static byte[] EncryptTextToMemory(string Data,  byte[] Key, byte[] IV)
    {
        try
        {
            // Create a MemoryStream.
            MemoryStream mStream = new MemoryStream();

            // Create a CryptoStream using the MemoryStream  
            // and the passed key and initialization vector (IV).
            CryptoStream cStream = new CryptoStream(mStream, 
                new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider().CreateEncryptor(Key, IV), 
                CryptoStreamMode.Write);

            // Convert the passed string to a byte array. 
            byte[] toEncrypt = new ASCIIEncoding().GetBytes(Data);

            // Write the byte array to the crypto stream and flush it.
            cStream.Write(toEncrypt, 0, toEncrypt.Length);
            cStream.FlushFinalBlock();

            // Get an array of bytes from the  
            // MemoryStream that holds the  
            // encrypted data. 
            byte[] ret = mStream.ToArray();

            // Close the streams.
            cStream.Close();
            mStream.Close();

            // Return the encrypted buffer. 
            return ret;
        }
        catch(CryptographicException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("A Cryptographic error occurred: {0}", e.Message);
            return null;
        }

    }

    public static string DecryptTextFromMemory(byte[] Data,  byte[] Key, byte[] IV)
    {
        try
        {
            // Create a new MemoryStream using the passed  
            // array of encrypted data.
            MemoryStream msDecrypt = new MemoryStream(Data);

            // Create a CryptoStream using the MemoryStream  
            // and the passed key and initialization vector (IV).
            CryptoStream csDecrypt = new CryptoStream(msDecrypt, 
                new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider().CreateDecryptor(Key, IV), 
                CryptoStreamMode.Read);

            // Create buffer to hold the decrypted data. 
            byte[] fromEncrypt = new byte[Data.Length];

            // Read the decrypted data out of the crypto stream 
            // and place it into the temporary buffer.
            csDecrypt.Read(fromEncrypt, 0, fromEncrypt.Length);

            //Convert the buffer into a string and return it. 
            return new ASCIIEncoding().GetString(fromEncrypt);
        }
        catch(CryptographicException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("A Cryptographic error occurred: {0}", e.Message);
            return null;
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 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.

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