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RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider.ImportKey Method

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

Imports an RSA key into the key container.

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

public void ImportKey (
	string xmlFileName,
	bool exportable
public void ImportKey (
	String xmlFileName, 
	boolean exportable
public function ImportKey (
	xmlFileName : String, 
	exportable : boolean



The file name and path to import the key from.


true to indicate that the key is exportable; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition


path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters as defined by InvalidPathChars.


path is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters, and file names must be less than 260 characters.


The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.


An error occurred while opening the file.


path specified a file that is write-only.


This operation is not supported on the current platform.


path specified a directory.


The caller does not have the required permission.


The file specified in path was not found.


path is in an invalid format.

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