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EncryptedType Class

Represents the abstract base class from which the classes EncryptedData and EncryptedKey derive.

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

public abstract class EncryptedType

The EncryptedType class represents the abstract base class from which the classes EncryptedData and EncryptedKey derive. These two classes contain the actual encrypted data or key information in XML encryption. To comply with XML encryption standards, you should use these two derived classes.

For more information on XML encryption standards, see http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/.

The following example demonstrates how to encrypt and decrypt an XML element by using the EncryptedData class that derives from the EncryptedType class.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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