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HashAlgorithm.Create Method

Creates an instance of the default implementation of a hash algorithm.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Create As HashAlgorithm

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.HashAlgorithm
A new SHA1CryptoServiceProvider instance, unless the default settings have been changed using the <cryptoClass> Element.

By default, this overload uses the SHA1CryptoServiceProvider implementation of a hash algorithm. If you want to specify a different implementation, use the Create(String) overload, which lets you specify an algorithm name, instead. The cryptography configuration system defines the default implementation of HashAlgorithm.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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.

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