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MD5.Create Method (String)

Creates an instance of the specified implementation of the MD5 hash algorithm.

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

public static MD5 Create(
	string algName


Type: System.String

The name of the specific implementation of MD5 to use.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.MD5
A new instance of the specified implementation of MD5.


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

Possible values for algName are: System.Security.Cryptography.MD5, MD5, System.Security.Cryptography.MD5CryptoServiceProvider, and System.Security.Cryptography.MD5Managed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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