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AsymmetricSecurityKey.GetAsymmetricAlgorithm Method

When overridden in a derived class, gets the specified asymmetric cryptographic algorithm.

Namespace:  System.IdentityModel.Tokens
Assembly:  System.IdentityModel (in System.IdentityModel.dll)

public abstract AsymmetricAlgorithm GetAsymmetricAlgorithm(
	string algorithm,
	bool privateKey


Type: System.String
The asymmetric algorithm to create.
Type: System.Boolean
true when a private key is required to create the algorithm; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.AsymmetricAlgorithm
An AsymmetricAlgorithm that represents the specified asymmetric cryptographic algorithm.
Typically, true is passed into the privateKey parameter, as a private key is typically required for decryption.

Use the static fields of the SecurityAlgorithms class to specify the algorithm.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.