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KeyInfoClause Class

Represents the abstract base class from which all implementations of KeyInfo subelements inherit.

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

public abstract class KeyInfoClause

You can use KeyInfoClause objects to build a KeyInfo object for a specific digital signature or encrypted XML document. KeyInfo allows recipients of XML digital signatures and encrypted XML documents to determine which signing method and key values should be used for validation and decryption.

For more information about the KeyInfo element and its subelements, see the XMLDSIG specification, which is available from the W3C at, or see the XML encryption specification, which is available from the W3C at

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, 1.1, 1.0