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AsymmetricAlgorithm.FromXmlString Method

When overridden in a derived class, reconstructs an AsymmetricAlgorithm object from an XML string.

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

Public MustOverride Sub FromXmlString ( _
	xmlString As String _


Type: System.String
The XML string to use to reconstruct the AsymmetricAlgorithm object.

The following code example demonstrates how to implement the FromXmlString method to parse the specified XML string to populate the current CspParameters object. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the AsymmetricAlgorithm class.

' Expected XML schema:
'  <CustomCryptoKeyValue>
'      <ProviderName></ProviderName>
'      <KeyContainerName></KeyContainerName>
'      <KeyNumber></KeyNumber>
'      <ProviderType></ProviderType>
'  </CustomCryptoKeyValue>
Public Overrides Sub FromXmlString(ByVal xmlString As String)
    If Not xmlString Is Nothing Then
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument
        Dim firstNode As XmlNode = doc.FirstChild
        Dim nodeList As XmlNodeList

        ' Assemble parameters from values in each XML element.
        cspParameters = New CspParameters

        ' KeyContainerName is optional.
        nodeList = doc.GetElementsByTagName("KeyContainerName")
        Dim keyName As String = nodeList.Item(0).InnerText
        If Not keyName Is Nothing Then
            cspParameters.KeyContainerName = keyName
        End If

        ' KeyNumber is optional.
        nodeList = doc.GetElementsByTagName("KeyNumber")
        Dim keyNumber As String = nodeList.Item(0).InnerText
        If Not keyNumber Is Nothing Then
            cspParameters.KeyNumber = Int32.Parse(keyNumber)
        End If

        ' ProviderName is optional.
        nodeList = doc.GetElementsByTagName("ProviderName")
        Dim providerName As String = nodeList.Item(0).InnerText
        If Not providerName Is Nothing Then
            cspParameters.ProviderName = providerName
        End If

        ' ProviderType is optional.
        nodeList = doc.GetElementsByTagName("ProviderType")
        Dim providerType As String = nodeList.Item(0).InnerText
        If Not providerType Is Nothing Then
            cspParameters.ProviderType = Int32.Parse(providerType)
        End If
        Throw New ArgumentNullException("xmlString")
    End If
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.