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Transform Class

Represents the abstract base class from which all <Transform> elements that can be used in an XML digital signature derive.

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

public abstract class Transform
public abstract class Transform
public abstract class Transform
Not applicable.

When performing XML signing and verification, the <Transform> element describes how the signer transformed the data object that was signed. The verifier of a document then uses the <Transform> element to transform the signed data in the same manner. If the verifier cannot transform the signed data in the same manner, the document cannot be verified.

Use a class that derives from the Transform class whenever you need to add one or more transform objects to an encrypted XML document or to a signed XML document.

For more information about the <Transform> element, see the XMLDSIG specification, which is available from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/, or the XML encryption specification, which is available from the W3C at www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/.

System.Object
  System.Security.Cryptography.Xml.Transform
     Derived Classes

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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