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KeyInfoRetrievalMethod Class

References KeyInfo objects stored at a different location.

For a list of all members of this type, see KeyInfoRetrievalMethod Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class KeyInfoRetrievalMethod
   Inherits KeyInfoClause
public class KeyInfoRetrievalMethod : KeyInfoClause
public __gc class KeyInfoRetrievalMethod : public KeyInfoClause
public class KeyInfoRetrievalMethod extends KeyInfoClause

Thread Safety

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


For more information about the <RetrievalMethod> element, see Section 4.4.3 of the XMLDSIG specification, which is available from the W3C at

Retrieval methods are often used to reference the same KeyInfo information in multiple XMLDSIG signatures, especially when the referenced information is large. For example, a <RetrievalMethod> subelement can be used to reference a KeyInfoX509Data containing an X.509v3 certificate chain validating the signing key.


Namespace: System.Security.Cryptography.Xml

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System.Security (in System.Security.dll)

See Also

KeyInfoRetrievalMethod Members | System.Security.Cryptography.Xml Namespace