KeyValue Field

SymmetricAlgorithm::KeyValue Field


Represents the secret key for the symmetric algorithm.

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

array<unsigned char>^ KeyValue

Field Value

Type: array<System::Byte>^

The secret key is used both for encryption and for decryption. For a symmetric algorithm to be successful, the secret key must be known only to the sender and the receiver. The valid key sizes are specified by the particular symmetric algorithm implementation and are listed in the LegalKeySizes property.

This field is accessed through the Key property.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Return to top
© 2015 Microsoft