SymmetricAlgorithm.GenerateKey Method ()

 
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When overridden in a derived class, generates a random key (Key) to use for the algorithm.

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

Public MustOverride Sub GenerateKey

In general, there is no reason to use this method, because CreateEncryptor() or CreateEncryptor(null, null) automatically generates both an initialization vector and a key. However, you may want to use the GenerateKey method to reuse a symmetric algorithm instance with a different key.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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