Specifies a key BLOB format for use with Microsoft Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) objects.
Assembly: System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|EccPrivateBlob||Gets a object that specifies a private key BLOB for an elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) key.|
|EccPublicBlob||Gets a object that specifies a public key BLOB for an elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) key.|
|Format||Gets the name of the key BLOB format that the current object specifies.|
|GenericPrivateBlob||Gets a object that specifies a generic private key BLOB.|
|GenericPublicBlob||Gets a object that specifies a generic public key BLOB.|
|OpaqueTransportBlob||Gets a object that specifies an opaque transport key BLOB.|
|Pkcs8PrivateBlob||Gets a object that specifies a Private Key Information Syntax Standard (PKCS #8) key BLOB.|
|Equals(CngKeyBlobFormat)||Compares the specified object to the current object.|
|Equals(Object)||Compares the specified object to the current object. (Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)|
|GetHashCode||Generates a hash value for the embedded key BLOB format in the current object. (Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Gets the name of the key BLOB format that the current object specifies. (Overrides Object.ToString().)|
The class is a utility class. It consists of static properties, comparison methods, and a private, internally maintained string that specifies the key BLOB format name.
The static properties return objects. Each object's internal string name is initialized to the key BLOB format name that corresponds to the name of the static property.
You can also use this class to create objects for key BLOB formats that are not covered by the static properties.
Several CNG classes (such as CngKey) accept objects through a format parameter. When the class receives the object, it retrieves the embedded name of the key BLOB format by calling the object's Format property.
Therefore, serves as an enumeration of well-known key BLOB formats. It lets you identify a well-known key BLOB format by using a strongly typed value instead of a string.
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.