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RSACryptoServiceProvider.ExportParameters Method

Exports the RSAParameters.

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

public override RSAParameters ExportParameters(
	bool includePrivateParameters


Type: System.Boolean

true to include private parameters; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.RSAParameters
The parameters for RSA.


The key cannot be exported.

The following code example exports the key information created using the RSACryptoServiceProvider into an RSAParameters object.

			//Create a new RSACryptoServiceProvider object.
			RSACryptoServiceProvider RSA = new RSACryptoServiceProvider();

			//Export the key information to an RSAParameters object. 
			//Pass false to export the public key information or pass 
			//true to export public and private key information.
			RSAParameters RSAParams = RSA.ExportParameters(false);

		catch(CryptographicException e)
			//Catch this exception in case the encryption did 
			//not succeed.


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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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0