AsymmetricKeyExchangeDeformatter.SetKey Method (AsymmetricAlgorithm)


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 MustOverride Sub SetKey (
	key As AsymmetricAlgorithm


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 Overrides Sub SetKey(ByVal key As AsymmetricAlgorithm)
    If (Not key Is Nothing) Then
        rsaKey = CType(key, RSA)
        Throw New ArgumentNullException("key")
    End If
End Sub

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