ProtectedConfigurationProvider.Decrypt Method

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

Decrypts the passed XmlNode object from a configuration file.

Namespace: System.Configuration
Assembly: System.Configuration (in system.configuration.dll)

public abstract XmlNode Decrypt (
	XmlNode encryptedNode
public abstract XmlNode Decrypt (
	XmlNode encryptedNode
public abstract function Decrypt (
	encryptedNode : XmlNode
) : XmlNode



The XmlNode object to decrypt.

Return Value

The XmlNode object containing decrypted data.

Notes to Implementers Override this method to perform custom decryption.

The following example shows how to use Decrypt method to perform custom decryption.

// Performs decryption.
public override XmlNode Decrypt(XmlNode encryptedNode)
    string decryptedData =

    XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument();
    xmlDoc.PreserveWhitespace = true;

    return xmlDoc.DocumentElement;

Windows 98, Windows 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 .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