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GenericSecurityDescriptor Class

Represents a security descriptor. A security descriptor includes an owner, a primary group, a Discretionary Access Control List (DACL), and a System Access Control List (SACL).

Namespace:  System.Security.AccessControl
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public abstract class GenericSecurityDescriptor

The GenericSecurityDescriptor type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodGenericSecurityDescriptorInitializes a new instance of the GenericSecurity class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyBinaryLengthGets the length, in bytes, of the binary representation of the current GenericSecurityDescriptor object. This length should be used before marshaling the ACL into a binary array with the GetBinaryForm method.
Public propertyControlFlagsGets values that specify behavior of the GenericSecurityDescriptor object.
Public propertyGroupGets or sets the primary group for this GenericSecurityDescriptor object.
Public propertyOwnerGets or sets the owner of the object associated with this GenericSecurityDescriptor object.
Public propertyStatic memberRevisionGets the revision level of the GenericSecurityDescriptor object.
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  NameDescription
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 methodGetBinaryFormReturns an array of byte values that represents the information contained in this GenericSecurityDescriptor object.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetSddlFormReturns the Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) representation of the specified sections of the security descriptor that this GenericSecurityDescriptor object represents.
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberIsSddlConversionSupportedReturns a boolean value that specifies whether the security descriptor associated with this GenericSecurityDescriptor object can be converted to the Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) format.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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