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WindowsIdentity.Token Property

Gets the Windows account token for the user.

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

public virtual IntPtr Token { get; }
/** @property */
public IntPtr get_Token ()

public function get Token () : IntPtr

Not applicable.

Property Value

The handle of the access token associated with the current execution thread.

The account token is usually retrieved through a call to unmanaged code, such as a call to the Win32 API LogonUser function. For more information on calls to unmanaged code, see Consuming Unmanaged DLL Functions. Do not explicitly release the account token. The token is released by the Dispose method that you can call in code or that is automatically called by the garbage collector.

The following code shows the use of the IsSystem property to get the Windows account token for the user. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the WindowsIdentity class.

IntPtr accountToken = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Token;
Console.WriteLine( "Token number is: " + accountToken.ToString());

IntPtr accountToken = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().get_Token();

Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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