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RSA Class

Represents the base class from which all implementations of the RSA algorithm inherit.

For a list of all members of this type, see RSA Members.


[Visual Basic]
MustInherit Public Class RSA
   Inherits AsymmetricAlgorithm
public abstract class RSA : AsymmetricAlgorithm
public __gc __abstract class RSA : public AsymmetricAlgorithm
public abstract class RSA extends AsymmetricAlgorithm

Thread Safety

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


Extending this class proves that you are implementing an RSA key. This is required for any developer providing a new RSA key implementation.

The only purpose of this class is as a hierarchy member for identification of the RSA algorithm.


Namespace: System.Security.Cryptography

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

RSA Members | System.Security.Cryptography Namespace | Cryptographic Services