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EncryptedType Class

Represents the abstract base class from which the classes EncryptedData and EncryptedKey derive.

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

public abstract class EncryptedType

The EncryptedType class represents the abstract base class from which the classes EncryptedData and EncryptedKey derive. These two classes contain the actual encrypted data or key information in XML encryption. To comply with XML encryption standards, you should use these two derived classes.

For more information on XML encryption standards, see http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/.

The following example demonstrates how to encrypt and decrypt an XML element by using the EncryptedData class that derives from the EncryptedType class.

using System;
using System.Xml;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Cryptography.Xml;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {

        // Create an XmlDocument object.
        XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument();

        // Load an XML file into the XmlDocument object. 
        try
        {
            xmlDoc.PreserveWhitespace = true;
            xmlDoc.Load("test.xml");
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
        }

        // Create a new TripleDES key. 
        TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider tDESkey = new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider();


        try
        {
            // Encrypt the "creditcard" element.
            Encrypt(xmlDoc, "creditcard", tDESkey);

            // Display the encrypted XML to the console.
            Console.WriteLine("Encrypted XML:");
            Console.WriteLine();
            Console.WriteLine(xmlDoc.OuterXml);

            // Decrypt the "creditcard" element.
            Decrypt(xmlDoc, tDESkey);

            // Display the encrypted XML to the console.
            Console.WriteLine();
            Console.WriteLine("Decrypted XML:");
            Console.WriteLine();
            Console.WriteLine(xmlDoc.OuterXml);
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
        }
        finally
        {
            // Clear the TripleDES key.
            tDESkey.Clear();
        }

    }

    public static void Encrypt(XmlDocument Doc, string ElementToEncrypt, TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider Alg)
    {

        //////////////////////////////////////////////// 
        // Find the specified element in the XmlDocument 
        // object and create a new XmlElemnt object. 
        ////////////////////////////////////////////////

        XmlElement elementToEncrypt = Doc.GetElementsByTagName(ElementToEncrypt)[0] as XmlElement;

        // Throw an XmlException if the element was not found. 
        if (elementToEncrypt == null)
        {
            throw new XmlException("The specified element was not found");

        }

        ////////////////////////////////////////////////// 
        // Create a new instance of the EncryptedXml class  
        // and use it to encrypt the XmlElement with the  
        // symmetric key. 
        //////////////////////////////////////////////////

        EncryptedXml eXml = new EncryptedXml();

        byte[] encryptedElement = eXml.EncryptData(elementToEncrypt, Alg, false);

        //////////////////////////////////////////////// 
        // Construct an EncryptedData object and populate 
        // it with the desired encryption information. 
        ////////////////////////////////////////////////


        EncryptedData edElement = new EncryptedData();

        edElement.Type = EncryptedXml.XmlEncElementUrl;


        // Create an EncryptionMethod element so that the  
        // receiver knows which algorithm to use for decryption. 
        // Determine what kind of algorithm is being used and 
        // supply the appropriate URL to the EncryptionMethod element.

        edElement.EncryptionMethod = new EncryptionMethod(EncryptedXml.XmlEncTripleDESUrl);

        // Add the encrypted element data to the  
        // EncryptedData object.
        edElement.CipherData.CipherValue = encryptedElement;

        //////////////////////////////////////////////////// 
        // Replace the element from the original XmlDocument 
        // object with the EncryptedData element. 
        ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

        EncryptedXml.ReplaceElement(elementToEncrypt, edElement, false);

    }

    public static void Decrypt(XmlDocument Doc, SymmetricAlgorithm Alg)
    {

        // Find the EncryptedData element in the XmlDocument.
        XmlElement encryptedElement = Doc.GetElementsByTagName("EncryptedData")[0] as XmlElement;

        // If the EncryptedData element was not found, throw an exception. 
        if (encryptedElement == null)
        {
            throw new XmlException("The EncryptedData element was not found.");
        }

        // Create an EncryptedData object and populate it.
        EncryptedData edElement = new EncryptedData();
        edElement.LoadXml(encryptedElement);

        // Create a new EncryptedXml object.
        EncryptedXml exml = new EncryptedXml();

        // Decrypt the element using the symmetric key.
        byte[] rgbOutput = exml.DecryptData(edElement, Alg);

        // Replace the encryptedData element with the plaintext XML element.
        exml.ReplaceData(encryptedElement, rgbOutput);

    }


}

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 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

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

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