X509Certificate.ToString Method (Boolean)


Returns a string representation of the current X509Certificate object, with extra information, if specified.

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

Public Overridable Function ToString (
	fVerbose As Boolean
) As String


Type: System.Boolean

true to produce the verbose form of the string representation; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.String

A string representation of the current X509Certificate object.

The following example uses the ToString method to display the value of a certificate to the console.

Imports System
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates

Public Class X509

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' The path to the certificate.
      Dim Certificate As String = "Certificate.cer"

      ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
      Dim cert As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate)

      ' Get the value.
      Dim resultsTrue As String = cert.ToString(True)

      ' Display the value to the console.

      ' Get the value.
      Dim resultsFalse As String = cert.ToString(False)

      ' Display the value to the console.
   End Sub  
End Class 

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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