X509Certificate.Export Method (X509ContentType)

 

Exports the current X509Certificate object to a byte array in a format described by one of the X509ContentType values.

Namespace:   System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[<ComVisibleAttribute(false)>]
abstract Export : 
        contentType:X509ContentType -> byte[]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(false)>]
override Export : 
        contentType:X509ContentType -> byte[]

Parameters

contentType
Type: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509ContentType

One of the X509ContentType values that describes how to format the output data.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]

An array of bytes that represents the current X509Certificate object.

Exception Condition
CryptographicException

A value other than Cert, SerializedCert, or Pkcs12 was passed to the contentType parameter.

-or-

The certificate could not be exported.

The contentType parameter accepts only the following values of the X509ContentType enumeration: Cert, SerializedCert, and Pkcs12. Passing any other value causes a CryptographicException to be thrown.

The following example loads an X.509 certificate file into an X509Certificate object, exports the certificate as a byte array, and then imports the byte array into another X509Certificate object.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

KeyContainerPermission

for permission to open a key container and export a certificate when you pass the SerializedCert value to the contentType parameter. Security action: Demand. Associated enumerations: KeyContainerPermissionFlags.Open, KeyContainerPermissionFlags.Export

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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