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RC2.RC2 Constructor

Initializes a new instance of RC2.

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

protected RC2 ()
protected RC2 ()
protected function RC2 ()
Not applicable.

You cannot create an instance of an abstract class. Application code will create a new instance of a derived class.

This algorithm supports key lengths from 40 bits to 1024 bits in increments of 8 bits, but the RC2CryptoServiceProvider implementation only supports key lengths from 40 bits to 128 bits in increments of 8 bits.

This method initializes the protected fields of SymmetricAlgorithm to the default values listed in the following table.


Default Value







Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0