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SHA512.Create Method (String)

Creates an instance of a specified implementation of SHA512.

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

public static SHA512 Create(
	string hashName


Type: System.String

The name of the specific implementation of SHA512 to be used.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.SHA512
A new instance of SHA512 using the specified implementation.


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

Possible values for hashName are SHA512, System.Security.Cryptography.SHA51, System.Security.Cryptography.SHA512Managed, and System.Security.Cryptography.SHA512CryptoServiceProvider.

.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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