KeyedHashAlgorithm.Key Property


Gets or sets the key to use in the hash algorithm.

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

public virtual byte[] Key { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Byte[]

The key to use in the hash algorithm.

Exception Condition

An attempt was made to change the Key property after hashing has begun.

This property is the public accessor for the KeyValue field.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the Key property to retrieve the key used in the current KeyedHashAlgorithm object. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the KeyedHashAlgorithm class.

public override byte[] Key
        return (byte[]) keyedCrypto.Key.Clone();
        keyedCrypto.Key = (byte[]) value.Clone();

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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