DESCryptoServiceProvider.GenerateKey Method

Generates a random key (Key) to be used for the algorithm.

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

public override void GenerateKey()

Use this method to generate a random key when none is specified. This method will never return a weak key (see IsWeakKey) or a semi-weak key (see IsSemiWeakKey).

This algorithm supports a key length of 64 bits.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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