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PasswordDeriveBytes::GetBytes Method

Note: This API is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is GetBytes(Int32).

Returns pseudo-random key bytes.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute(L"Rfc2898DeriveBytes replaces PasswordDeriveBytes for deriving key material from a password and is preferred in new applications.")]
public:
virtual array<unsigned char>^ GetBytes(
	int cb
) override

Parameters

cb
Type: System::Int32
The number of pseudo-random key bytes to generate.

Return Value

Type: array<System::Byte>
A byte array filled with pseudo-random key bytes.

This method can create any number of pseudo-random bytes. However, the strength of the byte sequence is limited by the number of bytes in the hash output.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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