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X509Certificate.GetName Method

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Returns the name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
<ObsoleteAttribute("This method has been deprecated.  Please use the Subject property instead.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")> _
Public Overridable Function GetName As String

Return Value

Type: System.String
The name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

ExceptionCondition
CryptographicException

The certificate context is invalid.

The following example uses the GetName method to return the name of a certificate's principal and displays it to the console.

Imports System
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates




Public Class X509


   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' The path to the certificate. 
      Dim Certificate As String = "Certificate.cer" 

      ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object. 
      Dim cert As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate)

      ' Get the value. 
      Dim results As String = cert.GetName()

      ' Display the value to the console.
      Console.WriteLine(results)
   End Sub  
End Class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 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.

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