Encapsulates the name of an encryption algorithm.
Assembly: System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.
The class is a utility class. It consists of static properties, comparison methods, and a private, internally maintained, algorithm name string.
The static properties return objects. Each object's internal string is initialized to the algorithm name that corresponds to the name of the static property.
You can also use this class to create objects for algorithm types that are not covered by the static properties.
Several Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) classes (such as CngKey) accept objects through an algorithm parameter. When the class receives the object, it retrieves the embedded algorithm name by calling the object's Algorithm property.
Therefore, serves as an enumeration of well-known algorithms. It lets you specify a well-known algorithm by using a strongly typed value instead of a string.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008
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