RijndaelManaged.GenerateIV Method ()

 

Generates a random initialization vector (IV) to be used for the algorithm.

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

Public Overrides Sub GenerateIV

Use this method to generate a random IV when none is specified.

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



Class RijndaelExample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try

            Dim original As String = "Here is some data to encrypt!"

            ' Create a new instance of the RijndaelManaged
            ' class.  This generates a new key and initialization 
            ' vector (IV).
            Using myRijndael As New RijndaelManaged()

            	myRijndael.GenerateKey()
                myRijndael.GenerateIV()

                ' Encrypt the string to an array of bytes.
                Dim encrypted As Byte() = EncryptStringToBytes(original, myRijndael.Key, myRijndael.IV)

                ' Decrypt the bytes to a string.
                Dim roundtrip As String = DecryptStringFromBytes(encrypted, myRijndael.Key, myRijndael.IV)

                'Display the original data and the decrypted data.
                Console.WriteLine("Original:   {0}", original)
                Console.WriteLine("Round Trip: {0}", roundtrip)
            End Using
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", e.Message)
        End Try

    End Sub 'Main

    Shared Function EncryptStringToBytes(ByVal plainText As String, ByVal Key() As Byte, ByVal IV() As Byte) As Byte()
        ' Check arguments.
        If plainText Is Nothing OrElse plainText.Length <= 0 Then
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("plainText")
        End If
        If Key Is Nothing OrElse Key.Length <= 0 Then
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("Key")
        End If
        If IV Is Nothing OrElse IV.Length <= 0 Then
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("IV")
        End If
        Dim encrypted() As Byte
        ' Create an RijndaelManaged object
        ' with the specified key and IV.
        Using rijAlg As New RijndaelManaged()

            rijAlg.Key = Key
            rijAlg.IV = IV

            ' Create a decrytor to perform the stream transform.
            Dim encryptor As ICryptoTransform = rijAlg.CreateEncryptor(rijAlg.Key, rijAlg.IV)
            ' Create the streams used for encryption.
            Using msEncrypt As New MemoryStream()
                Using csEncrypt As New CryptoStream(msEncrypt, encryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Write)
                    Using swEncrypt As New StreamWriter(csEncrypt)

                        'Write all data to the stream.
                        swEncrypt.Write(plainText)
                    End Using
                    encrypted = msEncrypt.ToArray()
                End Using
            End Using
        End Using

        ' Return the encrypted bytes from the memory stream.
        Return encrypted

    End Function 'EncryptStringToBytes

    Shared Function DecryptStringFromBytes(ByVal cipherText() As Byte, ByVal Key() As Byte, ByVal IV() As Byte) As String
        ' Check arguments.
        If cipherText Is Nothing OrElse cipherText.Length <= 0 Then
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("cipherText")
        End If
        If Key Is Nothing OrElse Key.Length <= 0 Then
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("Key")
        End If
        If IV Is Nothing OrElse IV.Length <= 0 Then
            Throw New ArgumentNullException("IV")
        End If
        ' Declare the string used to hold
        ' the decrypted text.
        Dim plaintext As String = Nothing

        ' Create an RijndaelManaged object
        ' with the specified key and IV.
        Using rijAlg As New RijndaelManaged
            rijAlg.Key = Key
            rijAlg.IV = IV

            ' Create a decrytor to perform the stream transform.
            Dim decryptor As ICryptoTransform = rijAlg.CreateDecryptor(rijAlg.Key, rijAlg.IV)

            ' Create the streams used for decryption.
            Using msDecrypt As New MemoryStream(cipherText)

                Using csDecrypt As New CryptoStream(msDecrypt, decryptor, CryptoStreamMode.Read)

                    Using srDecrypt As New StreamReader(csDecrypt)


                        ' Read the decrypted bytes from the decrypting stream
                        ' and place them in a string.
                        plaintext = srDecrypt.ReadToEnd()
                    End Using
                End Using
            End Using
        End Using

        Return plaintext

    End Function 'DecryptStringFromBytes 
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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