CngKey.ProviderHandle Property


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Gets a native handle (an NCRYPT_PROV_HANDLE) to the key storage provider (KSP).

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

public SafeNCryptProviderHandle ProviderHandle {
	[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, UnmanagedCode = true)]

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeNCryptProviderHandle

A handle to the KSP.

The returned handle is a duplicate of the handle in the current CngKey object. It will persist even if the current CngKey is disposed, and must be disposed of separately.

You can release the current object and the handle in any order without any adverse effects.


for permission to call unmanaged code. Demand value: LinkDemand. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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