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GetSymmetricAlgorithm Method

SymmetricSecurityKey.GetSymmetricAlgorithm Method

When overridden in a derived class, gets an instance of the specified symmetric algorithm.

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

public abstract SymmetricAlgorithm GetSymmetricAlgorithm(
	string algorithm


Type: System.String
The symmetric algorithm to get an instance of.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.SymmetricAlgorithm
A SymmetricAlgorithm that represents the symmetric algorithm.

Use the fields that represent symmetric algorithms in 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.

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