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X509Certificate.Handle Property

Gets a handle to a Microsoft Cryptographic API certificate context described by an unmanaged PCCERT_CONTEXT structure.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public IntPtr Handle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IntPtr
An IntPtr structure that represents an unmanaged PCCERT_CONTEXT structure.

The handle is valid only for the lifetime of the X509Certificate object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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