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DSASignatureDeformatter.SetHashAlgorithm Method

Specifies the hash algorithm for the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) signature deformatter.

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

public override void SetHashAlgorithm(
	string strName
)

Parameters

strName
Type: System.String

The name of the hash algorithm to use for the signature deformatter.

ExceptionCondition
CryptographicUnexpectedOperationException

The strName parameter does not map to the SHA1 hash algorithm.

Notes to Implementers:

This method is not used. The DSA algorithm requires the SHA1 hash algorithm.

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;

class DSASample
{
		
	static void Main()
	{
		try
		{
			//Create a new instance of DSACryptoServiceProvider.
			DSACryptoServiceProvider DSA = new DSACryptoServiceProvider();

			//The hash to sign.
			byte[] Hash = {59,4,248,102,77,97,142,201,210,12,224,93,25,41,100,197,213,134,130,135};

			//Create an DSASignatureFormatter object and pass it the  
			//DSACryptoServiceProvider to transfer the key information.
			DSASignatureFormatter DSAFormatter = new DSASignatureFormatter(DSA);

			//Set the hash algorithm to SHA1.
			DSAFormatter.SetHashAlgorithm("SHA1");

			//Create a signature for HashValue and return it.
			byte[] SignedHash = DSAFormatter.CreateSignature(Hash);

			//Create an DSASignatureDeformatter object and pass it the  
			//DSACryptoServiceProvider to transfer the key information.
			DSASignatureDeformatter DSADeformatter = new DSASignatureDeformatter(DSA);

			//Verify the hash and display the results to the console. 
			if(DSADeformatter.VerifySignature(Hash, SignedHash))
			{
				Console.WriteLine("The signature was verified.");
			}
			else
			{
				Console.WriteLine("The signature was not verified.");
			}

		}
		catch(CryptographicException e)
		{
			Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
		}
	}

}

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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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