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PrivateKey.IsHardwareDevice method

[The IsHardwareDevice method is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. Instead, use the X509Certificate2.PrivateKey Property in the System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates namespace.]

The IsHardwareDevice method returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the private key is stored in a hardware device.

Syntax


PrivateKey.IsHardwareDevice()

Parameters

This method has no parameters.

Return value

If true, the private key is stored in a hardware device.

Remarks

The return value of this method is dependent on the cryptographic service provider (CSP) used. This method will return a trustworthy value if a Microsoft CSP is used. If the CSP is not a Microsoft CSP, the return value cannot be trusted to be accurate.

Requirements

Redistributable

CAPICOM 2.0 or later on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP

DLL

Capicom.dll

See also

PrivateKey

 

 

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