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CngProperty Structure

Encapsulates a property of a Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) key or provider.

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

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, MayLeakOnAbort = true)]
public struct CngProperty : IEquatable<CngProperty>

The CngProperty type exposes the following members.

Public methodCngPropertyInitializes a new instance of the CngProperty class.

Public propertyNameGets the property name that the current CngProperty object specifies.
Public propertyOptionsGets the property options that the current CngProperty object specifies.

Public methodEquals(CngProperty)Compares the specified CngProperty object to the current CngProperty object.
Public methodEquals(Object)Compares the specified object to the current CngProperty object. (Overrides ValueType.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeGenerates a hash value for the current CngProperty object. (Overrides ValueType.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueGets the property value that the current CngProperty object specifies.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns the fully qualified type name of this instance. (Inherited from ValueType.)

Public operatorStatic memberEqualityDetermines whether two CngProperty objects specify the same property name, value, and options.
Public operatorStatic memberInequalityDetermines whether two CngProperty objects do not specify the same property name, value, and options.

This class encapsulates a property name (a string), a value (byte array), a CngPropertyOptions flag, accessor properties, and comparison and hashing functions.

This class is used with the SetProperty and GetProperty methods.


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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.