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SymmetricAlgorithm.Mode Property

Gets or sets the mode for operation of the symmetric algorithm.

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

virtual property CipherMode Mode {
	CipherMode get ();
	void set (CipherMode value);
/** @property */
public CipherMode get_Mode ()

/** @property */
public void set_Mode (CipherMode value)

public function get Mode () : CipherMode

public function set Mode (value : CipherMode)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The mode for operation of the symmetric algorithm. The default is CipherMode.CBC.

Exception typeCondition


The cipher mode is not one of the CipherMode values.

See CipherMode enumeration for a description of specific modes.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0