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DataProtector.Protect Method

.NET Framework 4.5

Protects the specified user data.

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

member Protect : 
        userData:byte[] -> byte[] 


Type: System.Byte[]

The data to be protected.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
A byte array that contains the encrypted data.


userData is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

.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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