DES.Key Property

Gets or sets the secret key for the Data Encryption Standard (DES) algorithm.

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

public override byte[] Key { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Byte[]
The secret key for the DES algorithm.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

An attempt was made to set the key to null.

ArgumentException

An attempt was made to set a key whose length is not equal to BlockSizeValue.

CryptographicException

An attempt was made to set a weak key (see IsWeakKey) or a semi-weak key (see IsSemiWeakKey).

If this property is null when it is used, GenerateKey is called to create a new random value.

The length of the key must be equal to BlockSizeValue.

This algorithm supports a key length of 64 bits.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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