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RandomNumberGenerator Class

Represents the abstract class from which all implementations of cryptographic random number generators derive.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public abstract class RandomNumberGenerator
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public abstract class RandomNumberGenerator
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public abstract class RandomNumberGenerator

Cryptographic random number generators create cryptographically strong random values.

Application code does not directly use this class. This abstract class is provided as the base class for all cryptographic random number generators.

For an implementation of a cryptographic random number generator, use the derived class RNGCryptoServiceProvider.

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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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