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This data type represents handles to cryptographic keys. These handles indicate to the cryptographic service provider (CSP) which key is used in a specific operation. The CSP does not allow direct access to the key values. Instead, the user manipulates the key value through the key handle.

typedef unsigned long HCRYPTKEY;

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