CngProvider CngProvider CngProvider CngProvider Class

Definition

Encapsulates the name of a key storage provider (KSP) for use with Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) objects.

public ref class CngProvider sealed : IEquatable<System::Security::Cryptography::CngProvider ^>
[Serializable]
public sealed class CngProvider : IEquatable<System.Security.Cryptography.CngProvider>
type CngProvider = class
    interface IEquatable<CngProvider>
Public NotInheritable Class CngProvider
Implements IEquatable(Of CngProvider)
Inheritance
CngProviderCngProviderCngProviderCngProvider
Attributes
SerializableAttribute
Implements

Remarks

The CngProvider class is a utility class. It consists of static properties, comparison methods, and a private, internally maintained string that specifies a key storage provider.

The static properties return CngProvider objects. Each object's internal string is initialized to the provider name that corresponds to the name of the static property.

You can also use this class to create objects for provider types that are not covered by the static properties.

Several CNG classes (such as CngKey) accept CngProvider objects through a provider parameter. When the class receives the CngProvider object, it retrieves the embedded provider name by calling the object's Provider property.

Therefore, CngProvider serves as an enumeration of well-known providers. It lets you identify a provider by using a strongly typed value instead of a string.

Constructors

CngProvider(String) CngProvider(String) CngProvider(String) CngProvider(String)

Initializes a new instance of the CngProvider class.

Properties

MicrosoftSmartCardKeyStorageProvider MicrosoftSmartCardKeyStorageProvider MicrosoftSmartCardKeyStorageProvider MicrosoftSmartCardKeyStorageProvider

Gets a CngProvider object that specifies the Microsoft Smart Card Key Storage Provider.

MicrosoftSoftwareKeyStorageProvider MicrosoftSoftwareKeyStorageProvider MicrosoftSoftwareKeyStorageProvider MicrosoftSoftwareKeyStorageProvider

Gets a CngProvider object that specifies the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider.

Provider Provider Provider Provider

Gets the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that the current CngProvider object specifies.

Methods

Equals(CngProvider) Equals(CngProvider) Equals(CngProvider) Equals(CngProvider)

Compares the specified CngProvider object to the current CngProvider object.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Compares the specified object to the current CngProvider object.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Generates a hash value for the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that is embedded in the current CngProvider object.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Gets the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that the current CngProvider object specifies.

Operators

Equality(CngProvider, CngProvider) Equality(CngProvider, CngProvider) Equality(CngProvider, CngProvider) Equality(CngProvider, CngProvider)

Determines whether two CngProvider objects specify the same key storage provider (KSP).

Inequality(CngProvider, CngProvider) Inequality(CngProvider, CngProvider) Inequality(CngProvider, CngProvider) Inequality(CngProvider, CngProvider)

Determines whether two CngProvider objects do not represent the same key storage provider (KSP).

Applies to