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SHA256.Create Method

Creates an instance of the default implementation of SHA256.

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

public static SHA256 Create()

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.SHA256
A new instance of SHA256.

ExceptionCondition
TargetInvocationException

The algorithm was used with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode enabled, but is not FIPS compatible.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

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