RSACryptoServiceProvider.ExportParameters Method

Exports the RSAParameters.

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

public override RSAParameters ExportParameters(
	bool includePrivateParameters


Type: System.Boolean

true to include private parameters; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.RSAParameters
The parameters for RSA.


The key cannot be exported.

The following code example exports the key information created using the RSACryptoServiceProvider into an RSAParameters object.

    //Create a new RSACryptoServiceProvider object. 
    using (RSACryptoServiceProvider RSA = new RSACryptoServiceProvider())

        //Export the key information to an RSAParameters object. 
        //Pass false to export the public key information or pass 
        //true to export public and private key information.
        RSAParameters RSAParams = RSA.ExportParameters(false);

catch (CryptographicException e)
    //Catch this exception in case the encryption did 
    //not succeed.


.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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