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SymmetricAlgorithm Constructor

SymmetricAlgorithm Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the SymmetricAlgorithm class.

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

new : unit -> SymmetricAlgorithm

ExceptionCondition
CryptographicException

The implementation of the class derived from the symmetric algorithm is not valid.

You cannot create an instance of an abstract class. Application code creates a new instance of a derived class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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