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EncryptedReference Class

Represents the abstract base class used in XML encryption from which the CipherReference, KeyReference, and DataReference classes derive.

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

public abstract class EncryptedReference

For more information about XML encryption standards, see

The following code example uses the GetXml method in the CipherReference class to write the XML values to the console.

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography.Xml;
using System.Xml;
using System.IO;

/// This sample used the GetXml method in the CipherReference class to  
/// write the XML values for the CipherReference to the console. 
namespace CipherReference2
	class CipherReference2
		static void Main(string[] args)
			//Create a URI string.
			String uri = "";

			// Create a Base64 transform. The input content retrieved from the 
			// URI should be Base64-decoded before other processing.
			Transform base64 = new XmlDsigBase64Transform();

			//Create a transform chain and add the transform to it.
			TransformChain tc = new TransformChain();


			//Create <CipherReference> information.
			CipherReference reference = new CipherReference(uri, tc);
			// Write the CipherReference value to the console.
			Console.WriteLine("Cipher Reference data: {0}", reference.GetXml().OuterXml);

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0