X509Certificate2 Constructor (IntPtr)
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X509Certificate2 Constructor (IntPtr)

Initializes a new instance of the X509Certificate2 class using an unmanaged handle.

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

public X509Certificate2(
	IntPtr handle


Type: System.IntPtr

A pointer to a certificate context in unmanaged code. The C structure is called PCCERT_CONTEXT.


An error with the certificate occurs. For example:

  • The certificate file does not exist.

  • The certificate is invalid.

  • The certificate's password is incorrect.

This constructor creates a new X509Certificate2 object using a handle for the Microsoft Cryptographic API certificate context, PCCERT_CONTEXT. Note that the immediate caller of this constructor requires unmanaged code permission.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5
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