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RSAOAEPKeyExchangeFormatter Class

Updated: March 2011

Creates Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (OAEP) key exchange data using RSA.

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

public class RSAOAEPKeyExchangeFormatter extends AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter

Key exchange allows a sender to create secret information, for example, random data that can be used as a key in a symmetric encryption algorithm, and use encryption to send it to the intended recipient.

Use RSAOAEPKeyExchangeDeformatter to receive the key exchange and extract the secret information from it.

Caution noteCaution:

It is highly recommended that you not attempt to create your own key exchange method from the basic functionality provided, because many details of the operation must be performed carefully in order for the key exchange to be successful.

The following example shows how to use the RSAOAEPKeyExchangeFormatter class to create an exchange key for a message recipient.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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




March 2011

Replaced the example.

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