Updated: February 2009
Represents the base class from which all implementations of the algorithm must derive.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
A newer symmetric encryption algorithm, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), is available . Consider using the Aes class instead of the class.
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