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CngKey.ProviderHandle Property

Gets a native handle (an NCRYPT_PROV_HANDLE) to the key storage provider (KSP).

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

public SafeNCryptProviderHandle ProviderHandle { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeNCryptProviderHandle
A handle to the KSP.

The returned handle is a duplicate of the handle in the current CngKey object. It will persist even if the current CngKey is disposed, and must be disposed of separately.

You can release the current object and the handle in any order without any adverse effects.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.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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