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SymmetricSecurityKey Class

Represents the abstract base class for all keys that are generated using symmetric algorithms.

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

Public MustInherit Class SymmetricSecurityKey _
	Inherits SecurityKey
Dim instance As SymmetricSecurityKey

Typically, this class is used by the infrastructure to transform XML using a symmetric key.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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