X509Certificate.GetName Method ()

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Returns the name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

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

<ObsoleteAttribute("This method has been deprecated.  Please use the Subject property instead.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")>
Public Overridable Function GetName As String

Return Value

Type: System.String

The name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

Exception Condition

The certificate context is invalid.

The following example uses the GetName method to return the name of a certificate's principal and displays it to the console.

Imports System
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates

Public Class X509

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' The path to the certificate.
      Dim Certificate As String = "Certificate.cer"

      ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
      Dim cert As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate)

      ' Get the value.
      Dim results As String = cert.GetName()

      ' Display the value to the console.
   End Sub 
End Class 

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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