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CspKeyContainerInfo.ProviderType Property

Gets the provider type of a key.

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

public int ProviderType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The provider type. The default is 1.

Valid values are determined by the cryptographic service provider used to create the key. Cryptographic service providers are generally organized into groups or families, each of which has its own set of data formats and processes. Two families that use the same algorithm, such as the RC2 block cipher, often use different padding schemes, different key lengths, and different default modes.

The following code example creates a key container and retrieves information about that container.


using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Text;


public class CspKeyContainerInfoExample
{

    public static void Main(String[] args)
    {
        RSACryptoServiceProvider rsa= new RSACryptoServiceProvider();

        try
        {
            // Note: In cases where a random key is generated,   
            // a key container is not created until you call  
            // a method that uses the key.  This example calls
            // the Encrypt method before calling the
            // CspKeyContainerInfo property so that a key
            // container is created.  

            // Create some data to encrypt and display it.
            string data = "Here is some data to encrypt.";

            Console.WriteLine("Data to encrypt: " + data);

            // Convert the data to an array of bytes and 
            // encrypt it.
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(data);

            byte[] encData = rsa.Encrypt(byteData, false);

            // Display the encrypted value.
            Console.WriteLine("Encrypted Data: " + Encoding.ASCII.GetString(encData));

            Console.WriteLine();

            Console.WriteLine("CspKeyContainerInfo information:");

            Console.WriteLine();

            // Create a new CspKeyContainerInfo object.
            CspKeyContainerInfo keyInfo = rsa.CspKeyContainerInfo;

            // Display the value of each property.

            Console.WriteLine("Accessible property: " + keyInfo.Accessible);

            Console.WriteLine("Exportable property: " + keyInfo.Exportable);

            Console.WriteLine("HardwareDevice property: " + keyInfo.HardwareDevice);

            Console.WriteLine("KeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.KeyContainerName);

            Console.WriteLine("KeyNumber property: " + keyInfo.KeyNumber.ToString());

            Console.WriteLine("MachineKeyStore property: " + keyInfo.MachineKeyStore);

            Console.WriteLine("Protected property: " + keyInfo.Protected);

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderName property: " + keyInfo.ProviderName);

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderType property: " + keyInfo.ProviderType);

            Console.WriteLine("RandomlyGenerated property: " + keyInfo.RandomlyGenerated);

            Console.WriteLine("Removable property: " + keyInfo.Removable);

            Console.WriteLine("UniqueKeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.UniqueKeyContainerName);


        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
        }
        finally
        {
            // Clear the key.
            rsa.Clear();
        }
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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