X509Certificate2Collection.X509Certificate2Collection(X509Certificate2Collection) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the X509Certificate2Collection class using the specified certificate collection.

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

public X509Certificate2Collection (
	X509Certificate2Collection certificates
)
public X509Certificate2Collection (
	X509Certificate2Collection certificates
)
public function X509Certificate2Collection (
	certificates : X509Certificate2Collection
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

certificates

An X509Certificate2Collection object.

The following code example opens the current user's personal certificate store, selects only valid certificates, allows the user to select a certificate, and then writes certificate and certificate chain information to the console. The output depends on the certificate the user selects.

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class CertSelect
{
	static void Main()
	{
		try
		{
			X509Store store = new X509Store("MY",StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
			store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);
			X509Certificate2Collection collection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
			X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid,DateTime.Now,false);
			X509Certificate2Collection scollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);
			Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0}{1}",scollection.Count,Environment.NewLine);
				foreach (X509Certificate2 x509 in scollection)
				{
					byte[] rawdata = x509.RawData;
					Console.WriteLine("Content Type: {0}{1}",X509Certificate2.GetCertContentType(rawdata),Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Friendly Name: {0}{1}",x509.FriendlyName,Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Certificate Verified?: {0}{1}",x509.Verify(),Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Simple Name: {0}{1}",x509.GetNameInfo(X509NameType.SimpleName,true),Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Signature Algorithm: {0}{1}",x509.SignatureAlgorithm.FriendlyName,Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Private Key: {0}{1}",x509.PrivateKey.ToXmlString(false),Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Public Key: {0}{1}",x509.PublicKey.Key.ToXmlString(false),Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Certificate Archived?: {0}{1}",x509.Archived,Environment.NewLine);
					Console.WriteLine("Length of Raw Data: {0}{1}",x509.RawData.Length,Environment.NewLine);
					X509Certificate2UI.DisplayCertificate(x509);
					x509.Reset();
				}
			store.Close();
			}
		catch (CryptographicException)
			{
				   Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this certificate.");
			}
		
	}
}

import System.*;
import System.Security.Cryptography.*;
import System.Security.Permissions.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.*;

public class CertSelect
{
	/** @attribute SecurityPermission(SecurityAction.LinkDemand,
		Unrestricted = true) */
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        try {
            X509Store store = new X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);

            X509Certificate2Collection collection =
                (X509Certificate2Collection)store.get_Certificates();
            X509Certificate2Collection fCollection =
                (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(
                X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.get_Now(), false);
            X509Certificate2Collection sCollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fCollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);

            Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0}{1}",
                (Int32)sCollection.get_Count(), Environment.get_NewLine());
            for (int iCtr = 0; iCtr < sCollection.get_Count(); iCtr++) {
                X509Certificate2 x509 =
                    (X509Certificate2)(sCollection.get_Item(iCtr));
                ubyte rawData[] = x509.get_RawData();

                Console.WriteLine("Content Type: {0}{1}",
                    X509Certificate2.GetCertContentType(rawData),
                    Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Friendly Name: {0}{1}",
                    x509.get_FriendlyName(), Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Certificate Verified?: {0}{1}",
                    (System.Boolean)x509.Verify(), Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Simple Name: {0}{1}",
                    x509.GetNameInfo(X509NameType.SimpleName, true),
                    Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Signature Algorithm: {0}{1}",
                    x509.get_SignatureAlgorithm().get_FriendlyName(),
                    Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Private Key: {0}{1}",
                    x509.get_PrivateKey().ToXmlString(false),
                    Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Public Key: {0}{1}",
                    x509.get_PublicKey().get_Key().ToXmlString(false),
                    Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Certificate Archived?: {0}{1}",
                    (System.Boolean)x509.get_Archived(),
                    Environment.get_NewLine());
                Console.WriteLine("Length of Raw Data: {0}{1}",
                    (Int32)x509.get_RawData().length,
                    Environment.get_NewLine());
                X509Certificate2UI.DisplayCertificate(x509);
                x509.Reset();
            }
            store.Close();
        }
        catch (CryptographicException exp) {
            Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this "
                + "certificate.");
        }
    } //main
} //CertSelect

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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