NextBytes Method

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Fills the elements of a specified array of bytes with random numbers.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Overridable Sub NextBytes ( _
	buffer As Byte() _


Type: array<System..::..Byte>[]()[][]
An array of bytes to contain random numbers.


buffer is nullNothingnullptrunita null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Each element of the array of bytes is set to a random number greater than or equal to zero, and less than or equal to MaxValue.

To generate a cryptographically secured random number suitable for creating a random password, for example, use a method such as RNGCryptoServiceProvider..::..GetBytes.