X509Certificate::GetPublicKeyString Method ()


Returns the public key for the X.509v3 certificate as a hexadecimal string.

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

virtual String^ GetPublicKeyString()

Return Value

Type: System::String^

The public key for the X.509 certificate as a hexadecimal string.

The following example uses the GetPublicKeyString method to return a certificate's public key as a string and displays it to the console.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
int 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->GetPublicKeyString();

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

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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