X509Certificate.Export Method (X509ContentType, String)

Exports the current X509Certificate object to a byte array in a format described by one of the X509ContentType values, and using the specified password.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public virtual byte[] Export(
	X509ContentType contentType,
	string password
)

Parameters

contentType
Type: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509ContentType
One of the enumeration values that describes how to format the output data.
password
Type: System.String
The password required to access the X.509 certificate data.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
An array of bytes that represents the current X509Certificate object.

ExceptionCondition
CryptographicException

A value other than Cert was passed to the contentType parameter.

-or-

The certificate could not be exported.

The contentType parameter accepts only the Cert value of the X509ContentType enumeration. Passing any other value causes a CryptographicException to be thrown.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Never hard-code a password within your source code. Hard-coded passwords can be retrieved from an assembly by using the MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe), by using a hexadecimal editor, or by simply opening the assembly in a text editor such as Notepad.exe.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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