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Rijndael.Create Method (String)

Creates a cryptographic object to perform the specified implementation of the Rijndael algorithm.

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

public static Rijndael Create(
	string algName


Type: System.String
The name of the specific implementation of Rijndael to create.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.Rijndael
A cryptographic object.


The algorithm described by the algName parameter was used with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode enabled, but is not FIPS compatible.

Acceptable values for the algName parameter are Rijndael and System.Security.Cryptography.RijndaelManaged.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.