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X509Certificate.Import Method (Byte[])

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Populates the X509Certificate object with data from a byte array.

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

public virtual void Import (
	byte[] rawData
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(false) */ 
public void Import (
	byte[] rawData
public function Import (
	rawData : byte[]



A byte array containing data from an X.509 certificate.

Exception typeCondition


The rawData parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The length of the rawData parameter is 0.

This method can be used to take the raw byte array of an X.509 certificate and populate the X509Certificate object with its associated values.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0