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Aes.Create Method (String)

Creates a cryptographic object that specifies the implementation of AES to use to perform the symmetric algorithm.

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

public static Aes Create(
	string algorithmName


Type: System.String
The name of the specific implementation of AES to use.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.Aes
A cryptographic object that is used to perform the symmetric algorithm.


The algorithmName parameter is null.

Possible algorithmName values are: "AES", "AesCryptoServiceProvider", "System.Security.Cryptography.AesCryptoServiceProvider", "AesManaged", and "System.Security.Cryptography.AesManaged".

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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