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ICspAsymmetricAlgorithm Interface

Defines methods that allow an AsymmetricAlgorithm class to enumerate key container information, and import and export Microsoft Cryptographic API (CAPI)–compatible key blobs.

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

public interface ICspAsymmetricAlgorithm

The ICspAsymmetricAlgorithm type exposes the following members.

Public propertyCspKeyContainerInfoGets a CspKeyContainerInfo object that describes additional information about a cryptographic key pair.

Public methodExportCspBlobExports a blob that contains the key information associated with an AsymmetricAlgorithm object.
Public methodImportCspBlobImports a blob that represents asymmetric key information.

Classes that extend the AsymmetricAlgorithm class should implement the ICspAsymmetricAlgorithm interface to enumerate key container information using a CspKeyContainerInfo object, and to import and export Microsoft Cryptographic API (CAPI)–compatible key blobs.

.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.