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TripleDES Class

Represents the base class for Triple Data Encryption Standard algorithms from which all TripleDES implementations must derive.

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

[<AbstractClass>]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>]
type TripleDES =  
    class 
        inherit SymmetricAlgorithm 
    end

The TripleDES type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodTripleDESInitializes a new instance of the TripleDES 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 TripleDES algorithm. (Overrides SymmetricAlgorithm.Key.)
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 methodStatic memberCreate()Creates an instance of a cryptographic object to perform the TripleDES algorithm.
Public methodStatic memberCreate(String)Creates an instance of a cryptographic object to perform the specified implementation of the TripleDES algorithm.
Public methodCreateDecryptor()Creates a symmetric decryptor object with the current Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateDecryptor(Byte[], Byte[])When overridden in a derived class, creates a symmetric decryptor object with the specified Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateEncryptor()Creates a symmetric encryptor object with the current Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodCreateEncryptor(Byte[], Byte[])When overridden in a derived class, creates a symmetric encryptor object with the specified Key property and initialization vector (IV). (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by the current instance of the SymmetricAlgorithm class. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected methodDispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the SymmetricAlgorithm and optionally releases the managed resources. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGenerateIVWhen overridden in a derived class, generates a random initialization vector (IV) to use for the algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodGenerateKeyWhen overridden in a derived class, generates a random key (Key) to use for the algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberIsWeakKeyDetermines whether the specified key is weak.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (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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  NameDescription
Protected fieldBlockSizeValueRepresents the block size, in bits, of the cryptographic operation. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldFeedbackSizeValueRepresents the feedback size, in bits, of the cryptographic operation. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldIVValueRepresents the initialization vector (IV) for the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldKeySizeValueRepresents the size, in bits, of the secret key used by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldKeyValueRepresents the secret key for the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldLegalBlockSizesValueSpecifies the block sizes, in bits, that are supported by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldLegalKeySizesValueSpecifies the key sizes, in bits, that are supported by the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldModeValueRepresents the cipher mode used in the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
Protected fieldPaddingValueRepresents the padding mode used in the symmetric algorithm. (Inherited from SymmetricAlgorithm.)
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TripleDES uses three successive iterations of the DES algorithm. It can use either two or three 56-bit keys.

NoteNote

A newer symmetric encryption algorithm, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), is available. Consider using the Aes class and its derived classes instead of the TripleDES class. Use TripleDES only for compatibility with legacy applications and data.

This algorithm supports key lengths from 128 bits to 192 bits in increments of 64 bits.

The following code example method uses TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider with the specified key (Key) and initialization vector (IV) to encrypt a file specified by inName. It then outputs the encrypted result to the file specified by outName.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Decryption can be handled in the same way; use CreateDecryptor instead of CreateEncryptor. The same key (Key) and initialization vector (IV) used to encrypt the file must be used to decrypt it.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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