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CngProvider Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the CngProvider class.

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

public CngProvider(
	string provider


Type: System.String
The name of the key storage provider (KSP) to initialize.


The provider parameter is null.


The provider parameter length is 0 (zero).

Instances of the CngProvider class internally maintain the provider name specified by the provider parameter.

The primary purpose of this constructor is to provide a method for creating CngProvider objects for KSPs that are not represented by the static properties of the CngProvider class. This capacity enables future .NET Framework releases, service packs, and third-party developers to add new providers, which can be accessed just like the providers that are currently available.

.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.