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CryptographicBuffer.GenerateRandomNumber | generateRandomNumber method

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Creates a random number.

Syntax


var number = Windows.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicBuffer.generateRandomNumber();

Parameters

This method has no parameters.

Return value

Type: Number [JavaScript] | System.UInt32 [.NET] | uint32 [C++]

Integer that contains the random data.

Examples



using Windows.Security.Cryptography;
using Windows.Storage.Streams;

namespace Random
{
    sealed partial class GenerateRandomDataApp : Application
    {
        public GenerateRandomDataApp()
        {
            // Initialize the application.
            this.InitializeComponent();

            // Create a buffer that contains random data.
            String strRndHex = this.GenerateRndData();

            // Create a random integer.
            UInt32 uRnd = this.GenerateRndNumber();
        }

        public String GenerateRndData()
        {
            // Define the length, in bytes, of the buffer.
            UInt32 length = 32;

            // Generate random data and copy it to a buffer.
            IBuffer buffer = CryptographicBuffer.GenerateRandom(length);

            // Encode the buffer to a hexadecimal string (for display).
            String hexRnd = CryptographicBuffer.EncodeToHexString(buffer);

            return hexRnd;
        }

        public UInt32 GenerateRndNumber()
        {
            // Generate a random number.
            UInt32 Rnd = CryptographicBuffer.GenerateRandomNumber();

            return Rnd;
        }
    }
}


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]

Namespace

Windows.Security.Cryptography
Windows::Security::Cryptography [C++]

Metadata

Windows.winmd

See also

CryptographicBuffer

 

 

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