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RijndaelManaged Class

Accesses the managed version of the Rijndael algorithm. This class cannot be inherited.

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

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class RijndaelManaged _
	Inherits Rijndael

The RijndaelManaged type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodRijndaelManagedInitializes a new instance of the RijndaelManaged class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyBlockSizeGets or sets the block size, in bits, of the cryptographic operation. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyFeedbackSizeGets or sets the feedback size, in bits, of the cryptographic operation. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyIVGets or sets the initialization vector (IV) for the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyKeyGets or sets the secret key for the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyKeySizeGets or sets the size, in bits, of the secret key used by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyLegalBlockSizesGets the block sizes, in bits, that are supported by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyLegalKeySizesGets the key sizes, in bits, that are supported by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyModeGets or sets the mode for operation of the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public propertyPaddingGets or sets the padding mode used in the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodClearReleases all resources used by the SymmetricAlgorithm class. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateDecryptorCreates a symmetric decryptor object with the current Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateDecryptor(Byte(), Byte())Creates a symmetric Rijndael decryptor object with the specified Key and initialization vector (IV). (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.CreateDecryptor(Byte(), Byte()).)
Public methodCreateEncryptorCreates a symmetric encryptor object with the current Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateEncryptor(Byte(), Byte())Creates a symmetric Rijndael encryptor object with the specified Key and initialization vector (IV). (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.CreateEncryptor(Byte(), Byte()).)
Public methodDisposeReleases all resources used by the current instance of the SymmetricAlgorithm class. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGenerateIVGenerates a random initialization vector (IV) to be used for the algorithm. (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.GenerateIV.)
Public methodGenerateKeyGenerates a random Key to be used for the algorithm. (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.GenerateKey.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodValidKeySizeDetermines whether the specified key size is valid for the current algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
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This algorithm supports key lengths of 128, 192, or 256 bits.

The following example demonstrates how to encrypt and decrypt sample data using the RijndaelManaged class.

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography



Class RijndaelExample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try 

            Dim original As String = "Here is some data to encrypt!" 

            ' Create a new instance of the RijndaelManaged 
            ' class.  This generates a new key and initialization  
            ' vector (IV). 
            Using myRijndael As New RijndaelManaged()

            	myRijndael.GenerateKey()
                myRijndael.GenerateIV()

                ' Encrypt the string to an array of bytes. 
                Dim encrypted As Byte() = EncryptStringToBytes(original, myRijndael.Key, myRijndael.IV)

                ' Decrypt the bytes to a string. 
                Dim roundtrip As String = DecryptStringFromBytes(encrypted, myRijndael.Key, myRijndael.IV)

                'Display the original data and the decrypted data.
                Console.WriteLine("Original:   {0}", original)
                Console.WriteLine("Round Trip: {0}", roundtrip)
            End Using 
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", e.Message)
        End Try 

    End Sub 'Main

    Shared Function EncryptStringToBytes(ByVal plainText As String, ByVal Key() As Byte, ByVal IV() As Byte) As Byte()
        ' Check arguments. 
        If plainText Is Nothing OrElse plainText.Length <= 0 Then 
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("plainText")
        End If 
        If Key Is Nothing OrElse Key.Length <= 0 Then 
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("Key")
        End If 
        If IV Is Nothing OrElse IV.Length <= 0 Then 
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("IV")
        End If 
        Dim encrypted() As Byte 
        ' Create an RijndaelManaged object 
        ' with the specified key and IV. 
        Using rijAlg As New RijndaelManaged()

            rijAlg.Key = Key
            rijAlg.IV = IV

            ' Create a decrytor to perform the stream transform. 
            Dim encryptor As ICryptoTransform = rijAlg.CreateEncryptor(rijAlg.Key, rijAlg.IV)
            ' Create the streams used for encryption. 
            Using msEncrypt As New MemoryStream()
                Using csEncrypt As New CryptoStream(msEncrypt, encryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Write)
                    Using swEncrypt As New StreamWriter(csEncrypt)

                        'Write all data to the stream.
                        swEncrypt.Write(plainText)
                    End Using
                    encrypted = msEncrypt.ToArray()
                End Using 
            End Using 
        End Using 

        ' Return the encrypted bytes from the memory stream. 
        Return encrypted

    End Function 'EncryptStringToBytes

    Shared Function DecryptStringFromBytes(ByVal cipherText() As Byte, ByVal Key() As Byte, ByVal IV() As Byte) As String 
        ' Check arguments. 
        If cipherText Is Nothing OrElse cipherText.Length <= 0 Then 
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("cipherText")
        End If 
        If Key Is Nothing OrElse Key.Length <= 0 Then 
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("Key")
        End If 
        If IV Is Nothing OrElse IV.Length <= 0 Then 
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("IV")
        End If 
        ' Declare the string used to hold 
        ' the decrypted text. 
        Dim plaintext As String = Nothing 

        ' Create an RijndaelManaged object 
        ' with the specified key and IV. 
        Using rijAlg As New RijndaelManaged
            rijAlg.Key = Key
            rijAlg.IV = IV

            ' Create a decrytor to perform the stream transform. 
            Dim decryptor As ICryptoTransform = rijAlg.CreateDecryptor(rijAlg.Key, rijAlg.IV)

            ' Create the streams used for decryption. 
            Using msDecrypt As New MemoryStream(cipherText)

                Using csDecrypt As New CryptoStream(msDecrypt, decryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Read)

                    Using srDecrypt As New StreamReader(csDecrypt)


                        ' Read the decrypted bytes from the decrypting stream 
                        ' and place them in a string.
                        plaintext = srDecrypt.ReadToEnd()
                    End Using 
                End Using 
            End Using 
        End Using 

        Return plaintext

    End Function 'DecryptStringFromBytes 
End Class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.

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