AsymmetricAlgorithm.AsymmetricAlgorithm Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the AsymmetricAlgorithm class.

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

protected AsymmetricAlgorithm ()
protected AsymmetricAlgorithm ()
protected function AsymmetricAlgorithm ()
Not applicable.

Exception typeCondition


The implementation of the derived class is not valid.

You cannot create an instance of an abstract class. Application code creates a new instance of a derived class. The RSACryptoServiceProvider and DSACryptoServiceProvider classes are the only currently supported implementations.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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