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CryptoConfig.EncodeOID Method

Encodes the specified object identifier (OID).

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

public static byte[] EncodeOID(
	string str


Type: System.String

The OID to encode.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
A byte array containing the encoded OID.


The str parameter is null.


An error occurred while encoding the OID.

The following code example demonstrates how to call the EncodeOID method to encode the specified object identifier. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the CryptoConfig class.

byte[] encodedMessage = CryptoConfig.EncodeOID(sha1Oid);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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