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MemoryProtectionScope Enumeration

Specifies the scope of memory protection to be applied by the Protect method.

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

type MemoryProtectionScope

Member nameDescription
CrossProcessAll code in any process can unprotect memory that was protected using the Protect method.
SameLogonOnly code running in the same user context as the code that called the Protect method can unprotect memory.
SameProcessOnly code running in the same process as the code that called the Protect method can unprotect memory.

This enumeration is used with the Protect and Unprotect methods to protect data in memory.

The following code example shows how to use data protection.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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