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DataProtectionPermissionAttribute.ProtectData Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether data can be encrypted using the ProtectedData class.

Namespace: System.Security.Permissions
Assembly: System.Security (in

public bool ProtectData { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_ProtectData ()

/** @property */
public void set_ProtectData (boolean value)

public function get ProtectData () : boolean

public function set ProtectData (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if data can be encrypted; otherwise, false.

If the value is false, a SecurityException occurs when the ProtectedData.Protect method is called.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0