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CspParameters.KeyContainerName Field

Represents the key container name for CspParameters.

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

'Declaration
Public KeyContainerName As String

Use the KeyContainerName field to specify a name for your key container. You can use the container name to retrieve the persisted key within that container.

For more information about creating key containers, see How to: Store Asymmetric Keys in a Key Container.

The following code example creates a key container using the CspParameters class and saves the key in the container.

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography



Public Class StoreKey

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' creates the CspParameters object and sets the key container name used to store the RSA key pair 
        Dim cp As New CspParameters()
        cp.KeyContainerName = "MyKeyContainerName" 

        ' instantiates the rsa instance accessing the key container MyKeyContainerName 
        Dim rsa As New RSACryptoServiceProvider(cp)
        ' add the below line to delete the key entry in MyKeyContainerName 
        ' rsa.PersistKeyInCsp = false; 
        'writes out the current key pair used in the rsa instance
        Console.WriteLine("Key is : "  & rsa.ToXmlString(True))
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'StoreKey

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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.

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