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AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter Class

Represents the base class from which all asymmetric key exchange formatters derive.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public abstract class AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter

The AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodAsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatterInitializes a new instance of AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyParametersWhen overridden in a derived class, gets the parameters for the asymmetric key exchange.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCreateKeyExchange(Byte[])When overridden in a derived class, creates the encrypted key exchange data from the specified input data.
Public methodCreateKeyExchange(Byte[], Type)When overridden in a derived class, creates the encrypted key exchange data from the specified input data.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSetKeyWhen overridden in a derived class, sets the public key to use for encrypting the secret information.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Asymmetric key exchange formatters encrypt key exchange data.

Key exchange allows a sender to create secret information, such as random data that can be used as a key in a symmetric encryption algorithm, and use encryption to send it to the intended recipient.

Caution noteCaution

It is highly recommended that you not attempt to create your own key exchange method from the basic functionality provided, because many details of the operation must be performed carefully in order for the key exchange to be successful.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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