Defines a stream that links data streams to cryptographic transformations.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The common language runtime uses a stream-oriented design for cryptography. The core of this design is . Any cryptographic objects that implement can be chained together with any objects that implement Stream, so the streamed output from one object can be fed into the input of another object. The intermediate result (the output from the first object) does not need to be stored separately.
You should always explicitly close your object after you are done using it by calling the Close method. Doing so flushes the stream and causes all remain blocks of data to be processed by the object. However, if an exception occurs before you call the Close method, the object might not be closed. To ensure that the Close method always gets called, place your call to the Close method within the finally block of a try/catch statement.
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