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SslStream.CipherStrength Property

Gets a value that identifies the strength of the cipher algorithm used by this SslStream.

Namespace: System.Net.Security
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property CipherStrength As Integer
'Usage
Dim instance As SslStream
Dim value As Integer

value = instance.CipherStrength

/** @property */
public int get_CipherStrength ()

public function get CipherStrength () : int

Not applicable.

Property Value

An Int32 value that specifies the strength of the algorithm, in bits.

The value of this property is zero until the authentication occurs.

This property returns one of the following values:

  • 0

  • 40

  • 56

  • 80

  • 128

  • 168

  • 192

  • 256

The following code example displays the cryptography settings for the specified stream.

static void DisplaySecurityLevel(SslStream stream)
{
   Console.WriteLine("Cipher: {0} strength {1}", stream.CipherAlgorithm, stream.CipherStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Hash: {0} strength {1}", stream.HashAlgorithm, stream.HashStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Key exchange: {0} strength {1}", stream.KeyExchangeAlgorithm, stream.KeyExchangeStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Protocol: {0}", stream.SslProtocol);
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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