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X509Certificate Constructor (Byte[])

Initializes a new instance of the X509Certificate class defined from a sequence of bytes representing an X.509 version 3 certificate.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public X509Certificate(
	byte[] data
)

Parameters

data
Type: System.Byte []
A byte array containing data from an X.509 certificate.

ExceptionCondition
CryptographicException

An error with the certificate occurs. For example:

  • The certificate file does not exist.

  • The certificate is invalid.

  • The certificate's password is incorrect.

ArgumentException

The rawData parameter is null.

-or-

The length of the rawData parameter is 0.

ASN.1 DER is the only certificate format supported by this class.

If you create an X509Certificate certificate by specifying a PKCS7 signed file store for data, the X509Certificate is created for the certificate that signed the store instead of the certificates within the store.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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