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AsymmetricKeyExchangeDeformatter.SetKey Method

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
)
public abstract void SetKey (
	AsymmetricAlgorithm key
)
public abstract function SetKey (
	key : AsymmetricAlgorithm
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

key

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");
    }
}

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, 1.1, 1.0
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