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KeyInfoNode Class

Handles KeyInfo subelements that do not have specific implementations or handlers registered on the machine.


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

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, MayLeakOnAbort = true)]
public class KeyInfoNode : KeyInfoClause

The KeyInfoNode type exposes the following members.

Public methodKeyInfoNode()Initializes a new instance of the KeyInfoNode class.
Public methodKeyInfoNode(XmlElement)Initializes a new instance of the KeyInfoNode class with content taken from the specified XmlElement.

Public propertyValueGets or sets the XML content of the current KeyInfoNode.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetXmlReturns an XML representation of the KeyInfoNode. (Overrides KeyInfoClause.GetXml().)
Public methodLoadXmlParses the input XmlElement and configures the internal state of the KeyInfoNode to match. (Overrides KeyInfoClause.LoadXml(XmlElement).)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The KeyInfo subelements with specific implementations are KeyInfoName, KeyInfoRetrievalMethod, and KeyInfoX509Data.

For more information about the <KeyInfo> element, see Section 4.4 of the XMLDSIG specification, which is available from the W3C at, or see the XML Encryption specification, which is available from the W3C at


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.

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