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RijndaelManagedTransform Class

Performs a cryptographic transformation of data using the Rijndael algorithm. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public final class RijndaelManagedTransform implements ICryptoTransform, IDisposable


Using this class is not recommended. A better practice is to use RijndaelManaged with a CryptoStream object. The CryptoStream object handles the padding issues that can occur when using RijndaelManagedTransform directly. For an example, see the RijndaelManaged class.

Both the CreateEncryptor and CreateDecryptor methods return an instance of the RijndaelManagedTransform class that is initialized with the key information of the current RijndaelManaged object. To encrypt or decrypt data using the Rijndael algorithm, pass the RijndaelManagedTransform object returned by these methods to a CryptoStream object.


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

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0