CryptoConfig.MapNameToOID Method (String)


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Gets the object identifier (OID) of the algorithm corresponding to the specified simple name.

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

public static string MapNameToOID(
	string name


Type: System.String

The simple name of the algorithm for which to get the OID.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The OID of the specified algorithm.

Exception Condition

The name parameter is null.

For a list of simple names recognized by this class, see CryptoConfig.

The following code example demonstrates how to call the MapNameToOID method to retrieve an object identifier (OID) from the string name of the SHA1 algorithm. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the CryptoConfig class.

string sha1Oid = CryptoConfig.MapNameToOID("SHA1");

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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