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X509Certificate.GetFormat Method

Returns the name of the format of this X.509v3 certificate.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual string GetFormat()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The format of this X.509 certificate.

The format X.509 is always returned in this implementation.

The following example uses the GetFormat method to get the format of a certificate and displays it to the console.


using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;


public class X509
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // The path to the certificate. 
        string Certificate =  "Certificate.cer";

        // Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
        X509Certificate cert = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate);

        // Get the value. 
        string results = cert.GetFormat();

        // Display the value to the console.
        Console.WriteLine(results);

    }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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