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HashAlgorithm.Create Method

Creates an instance of the default implementation of a hash algorithm.

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

public static HashAlgorithm Create()

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.HashAlgorithm
A new SHA1CryptoServiceProvider instance, unless the default settings have been changed using the <cryptoClass> Element.

By default, this overload uses the SHA1CryptoServiceProvider implementation of a hash algorithm. If you want to specify a different implementation, use the Create(String) overload, which lets you specify an algorithm name, instead. The cryptography configuration system defines the default implementation of HashAlgorithm.

.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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