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RC2CryptoServiceProvider Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the RC2CryptoServiceProvider class.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public RC2CryptoServiceProvider()
ExceptionCondition
CryptographicException

The cryptographic service provider (CSP) cannot be acquired.

InvalidOperationException

A non-compliant FIPS algorithm was found.

The following code example encrypts and then decrypts a string.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Security.Cryptography;

namespace RC2CryptoServiceProvider_Examples
{
    class MyMainClass
    {
        public static void Main()
        {

            // Create a new instance of the RC2CryptoServiceProvider class 
            // and automatically generate a Key and IV.
            RC2CryptoServiceProvider rc2CSP = new RC2CryptoServiceProvider();

            Console.WriteLine("Effective key size is {0} bits.", rc2CSP.EffectiveKeySize);

            // Get the key and IV.
            byte[] key = rc2CSP.Key;
            byte[] IV = rc2CSP.IV;

            // Get an encryptor.
            ICryptoTransform encryptor = rc2CSP.CreateEncryptor(key, IV);

            // Encrypt the data as an array of encrypted bytes in memory.
            MemoryStream msEncrypt = new MemoryStream();
            CryptoStream csEncrypt = new CryptoStream(msEncrypt, encryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Write);

            // Convert the data to a byte array.
            string original = "Here is some data to encrypt.";
            byte[] toEncrypt = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(original);

            // Write all data to the crypto stream and flush it.
            csEncrypt.Write(toEncrypt, 0, toEncrypt.Length);
            csEncrypt.FlushFinalBlock();

            // Get the encrypted array of bytes.
            byte[] encrypted = msEncrypt.ToArray();

            /////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 
            // This is where the data could be transmitted or saved.           
            /////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 

            //Get a decryptor that uses the same key and IV as the encryptor.
            ICryptoTransform decryptor = rc2CSP.CreateDecryptor(key, IV);

            // Now decrypt the previously encrypted message using the decryptor 
            // obtained in the above step.
            MemoryStream msDecrypt = new MemoryStream(encrypted);
            CryptoStream csDecrypt = new CryptoStream(msDecrypt, decryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Read);

            // Read the decrypted bytes from the decrypting stream 
            // and place them in a StringBuilder class.

            StringBuilder roundtrip = new StringBuilder();

            int b = 0;

            do
            {
                b = csDecrypt.ReadByte();

                if (b != -1)
                {
                    roundtrip.Append((char)b);
                }

            } while (b != -1);


            // Display the original data and the decrypted data.
            Console.WriteLine("Original:   {0}", original);
            Console.WriteLine("Round Trip: {0}", roundtrip);

            Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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