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CspParameters.KeyContainerName Field

Represents the key container name for CspParameters.

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

public string KeyContainerName

Use the KeyContainerName field to specify a name for your key container. You can use the container name to retrieve the persisted key within that container.

For more information about creating key containers, see How to: Store Asymmetric Keys in a Key Container.

The following code example creates a key container using the CspParameters class and saves the key in the container.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography;

public class StoreKey
{
	public static void Main()
	{
		// creates the CspParameters object and sets the key container name used to store the RSA key pair
		CspParameters cp = new CspParameters();
		cp.KeyContainerName = "MyKeyContainerName";

		// instantiates the rsa instance accessing the key container MyKeyContainerName
		RSACryptoServiceProvider rsa = new RSACryptoServiceProvider(cp);
		// add the below line to delete the key entry in MyKeyContainerName 
		// rsa.PersistKeyInCsp = false; 

		//writes out the current key pair used in the rsa instance
		Console.WriteLine("Key is : \n" + rsa.ToXmlString(true));
	}
}

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

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