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PasswordDeriveBytes.GetBytes Method

NOTE: This method is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is GetBytes.

Returns pseudo-random key bytes.

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

'Declaration
<ObsoleteAttribute("Rfc2898DeriveBytes replaces PasswordDeriveBytes for deriving key material from a password and is preferred in new applications.")> _
Public Overrides Function GetBytes ( _
	cb As Integer _
) As Byte()
'Usage
Dim instance As PasswordDeriveBytes
Dim cb As Integer
Dim returnValue As Byte()

returnValue = instance.GetBytes(cb)
/** @attribute ObsoleteAttribute("Rfc2898DeriveBytes replaces PasswordDeriveBytes for deriving key material from a password and is preferred in new applications.") */ 
public byte[] GetBytes (
	int cb
)
ObsoleteAttribute("Rfc2898DeriveBytes replaces PasswordDeriveBytes for deriving key material from a password and is preferred in new applications.") 
public override function GetBytes (
	cb : int
) : byte[]

Parameters

cb

The number of pseudo-random key bytes to generate.

Return Value

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.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.0, 1.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0

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