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ProtectedConfigurationProvider.Decrypt Method

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
Not applicable.



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 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