MachineKeySection.Validation Property


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Specifies the hashing algorithm that is used for validating forms authentication and view state data.

Namespace:   System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public MachineKeyValidation Validation { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.Configuration.MachineKeyValidation

A value that indicates the hashing algorithm that is used to validate forms authentication and view state data.

The Validation property supports encryption algorithms that are defined by the MachineKeyValidation enumeration. This property is typically set declaratively in the decryption attribute of the element of the Web.config file. For more information, see the element.

The following example demonstrates how to set the Validation property by using code. This example is part of a larger example provided for the MachineKeySection class.

// Display Validation property.
Console.WriteLine("Validation: {0}",

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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