AsymmetricKeyExchangeDeformatter.SetKey Method (AsymmetricAlgorithm)

 
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When overridden in a derived class, sets the private key to use for decrypting the secret information.

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

public abstract void SetKey(
	AsymmetricAlgorithm key
)

Parameters

key
Type: System.Security.Cryptography.AsymmetricAlgorithm

The instance of the implementation of AsymmetricAlgorithm that holds the private key.

You must set a key before calling a DecryptKeyExchange implementation.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the SetKey to set the public key for encryption operations. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the AsymmetricKeyExchangeDeformatter class.

public override void SetKey(AsymmetricAlgorithm key) {
    if (key != null)
    {
        rsaKey = (RSA)key;
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ArgumentNullException("key");
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
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