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DeriveBytes Class

Represents the abstract base class from which all classes that derive byte sequences of a specified length inherit.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public MustInherit Class DeriveBytes _
	Implements IDisposable

The DeriveBytes type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodDeriveBytesInitializes a new instance of the DeriveBytes class.
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  NameDescription
Public methodDisposeWhen overridden in a derived class, releases all resources used by the current instance of the DeriveBytes class.
Protected methodDispose(Boolean)When overridden in a derived class, releases the unmanaged resources used by the DeriveBytes class and optionally releases the managed resources.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetBytesWhen overridden in a derived class, returns pseudo-random key bytes.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodResetWhen overridden in a derived class, resets the state of the operation.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Notes to Inheritors

When you inherit from DeriveBytes, you must override the following members: GetBytes, and Reset.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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