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RC2CryptoServiceProvider Class

Defines a wrapper object to access the cryptographic service provider (CSP) implementation of the RC2 algorithm. This class cannot be inherited.

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

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class RC2CryptoServiceProvider
	Inherits RC2
'Usage
Dim instance As RC2CryptoServiceProvider

/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public final class RC2CryptoServiceProvider extends RC2
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public final class RC2CryptoServiceProvider extends RC2
Not applicable.

The RC2CryptoServiceProvider implementation supports key lengths from 40 bits to 128 bits in increments of 8 bits.

The RC2CryptoServiceProvider object is a block cipher that encrypts and decrypts data in blocks of 8 bytes. This class pads the final block of data if it is less than 8 bytes. As a result of this padding, the length of encrypted data could be greater than the original plaintext.

Note that the RC2CryptoServiceProvider object does not use salt.

The following code example encrypts and then decrypts a string.

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Security.Cryptography



Module Crypto

    Sub Main()

        ' Create a new instance of the RC2CryptoServiceProvider class
        ' and automatically generate a Key and IV.
        Dim rc2CSP As New RC2CryptoServiceProvider()

        Console.WriteLine("Effective key size is {0} bits.", rc2CSP.EffectiveKeySize)

        ' Get the key and IV.
        Dim key As Byte() = rc2CSP.Key
        Dim IV As Byte() = rc2CSP.IV

        ' Get an encryptor.
        Dim encryptor As ICryptoTransform = rc2CSP.CreateEncryptor(key, IV)

        ' Encrypt the data as an array of encrypted bytes in memory.
        Dim msEncrypt As New MemoryStream()
        Dim csEncrypt As New CryptoStream(msEncrypt, encryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Write)

        ' Convert the data to a byte array.
        Dim original As String = "Here is some data to encrypt."
        Dim toEncrypt As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(original)

        ' Write all data to the crypto stream and flush it.
        csEncrypt.Write(toEncrypt, 0, toEncrypt.Length)
        csEncrypt.FlushFinalBlock()

        ' Get the encrypted array of bytes.
        Dim encrypted As Byte() = msEncrypt.ToArray()

        '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
        ' This is where the data could be transmitted or saved.          
        '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

        'Get a decryptor that uses the same key and IV as the encryptor.
        Dim decryptor As ICryptoTransform = rc2CSP.CreateDecryptor(key, IV)

        ' Now decrypt the previously encrypted message using the decryptor
        ' obtained in the above step.
        Dim msDecrypt As New MemoryStream(encrypted)
        Dim csDecrypt As New CryptoStream(msDecrypt, decryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Read)

        ' Read the decrypted bytes from the decrypting stream
        ' and place them in a StringBuilder class.
        Dim roundtrip As New StringBuilder()

        Dim b As Integer = 0

        Do
            b = csDecrypt.ReadByte()

            If b <> -1 Then
                roundtrip.Append(ChrW(b))
            End If
        Loop While b <> -1

        ' Display the original data and the decrypted data.
        Console.WriteLine("Original:   {0}", original)
        Console.WriteLine("Round Trip: {0}", roundtrip)

        Console.ReadLine()

    End Sub
End Module

System.Object
   System.Security.Cryptography.SymmetricAlgorithm
     System.Security.Cryptography.RC2
      System.Security.Cryptography.RC2CryptoServiceProvider

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

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