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SecurityKey.IsAsymmetricAlgorithm Method

When overridden in a derived class, gets a value that indicates whether the specified algorithm uses asymmetric keys.

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

public abstract bool IsAsymmetricAlgorithm(
	string algorithm


Type: System.String

The cryptographic algorithm.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true when the specified algorithm uses asymmetric keys; otherwise, false.

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0