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DataProtector.Create Method

.NET Framework 4.5

Creates an instance of a data protector implementation by using the specified class name of the data protector, the application name, the primary purpose, and the specific purposes.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Create ( _
	providerClass As String, _
	applicationName As String, _
	primaryPurpose As String, _
	ParamArray specificPurposes As String() _
) As DataProtector

Parameters

providerClass
Type: System.String

The class name for the data protector.

applicationName
Type: System.String

The name of the application.

primaryPurpose
Type: System.String

The primary purpose for the protected data.

specificPurposes
Type: System.String()

The specific purposes for the protected data.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.DataProtector
A data protector implementation object.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

providerClass is Nothing.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5

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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