Represents the block size of the cryptographic operation in bits.
[Visual Basic] Protected BlockSizeValue As Integer [C#] protected int BlockSizeValue; [C++] protected: int BlockSizeValue; [JScript] protected var BlockSizeValue : int;
The block size is the basic unit of data that can be encrypted or decrypted in one operation. Messages longer than the block size are handled as successive blocks; messages shorter than the block size must be padded with extra bits to reach the size of a block. Valid block sizes are determined by the symmetric algorithm used.
This field is accessed through the BlockSize property.
Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family