CspKeyContainerInfo.ProviderType Property

Definition

Gets the provider type of a key.

public:
 property int ProviderType { int get(); };
public int ProviderType { get; }
member this.ProviderType : int
Public ReadOnly Property ProviderType As Integer

Property Value

The provider type. The default is 1.

Examples

The following code example creates a key container and retrieves information about that container.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
using namespace System::Text;
int main()
{
   RSACryptoServiceProvider^ rsa = gcnew RSACryptoServiceProvider;
   try
   {
      
      // Note: In cases where a random key is generated,   
      // a key container is not created until you call  
      // a method that uses the key.  This example calls
      // the Encrypt method before calling the
      // CspKeyContainerInfo property so that a key
      // container is created.  
      // Create some data to encrypt and display it.
      String^ data = L"Here is some data to encrypt.";
      Console::WriteLine( L"Data to encrypt: {0}", data );
      
      // Convert the data to an array of bytes and 
      // encrypt it.
      array<Byte>^byteData = Encoding::ASCII->GetBytes( data );
      array<Byte>^encData = rsa->Encrypt( byteData, false );
      
      // Display the encrypted value.
      Console::WriteLine( L"Encrypted Data: {0}", Encoding::ASCII->GetString( encData ) );
      Console::WriteLine();
      Console::WriteLine( L"CspKeyContainerInfo information:" );
      Console::WriteLine();
      
      // Create a new CspKeyContainerInfo object.
      CspKeyContainerInfo^ keyInfo = rsa->CspKeyContainerInfo;
      
      // Display the value of each property.
      Console::WriteLine( L"Accessible property: {0}", keyInfo->Accessible );
      Console::WriteLine( L"Exportable property: {0}", keyInfo->Exportable );
      Console::WriteLine( L"HardwareDevice property: {0}", keyInfo->HardwareDevice );
      Console::WriteLine( L"KeyContainerName property: {0}", keyInfo->KeyContainerName );
      Console::WriteLine( L"KeyNumber property: {0}", keyInfo->KeyNumber );
      Console::WriteLine( L"MachineKeyStore property: {0}", keyInfo->MachineKeyStore );
      Console::WriteLine( L"Protected property: {0}", keyInfo->Protected );
      Console::WriteLine( L"ProviderName property: {0}", keyInfo->ProviderName );
      Console::WriteLine( L"ProviderType property: {0}", keyInfo->ProviderType );
      Console::WriteLine( L"RandomlyGenerated property: {0}", keyInfo->RandomlyGenerated );
      Console::WriteLine( L"Removable property: {0}", keyInfo->Removable );
      Console::WriteLine( L"UniqueKeyContainerName property: {0}", keyInfo->UniqueKeyContainerName );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }
   finally
   {
      
      // Clear the key.
      rsa->Clear();
   }

}

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Text;

public class CspKeyContainerInfoExample
{

    public static void Main(String[] args)
    {
        RSACryptoServiceProvider rsa= new RSACryptoServiceProvider();

        try
        {
            // Note: In cases where a random key is generated,   
            // a key container is not created until you call  
            // a method that uses the key.  This example calls
            // the Encrypt method before calling the
            // CspKeyContainerInfo property so that a key
            // container is created.  

            // Create some data to encrypt and display it.
            string data = "Here is some data to encrypt.";

            Console.WriteLine("Data to encrypt: " + data);

            // Convert the data to an array of bytes and 
            // encrypt it.
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(data);

            byte[] encData = rsa.Encrypt(byteData, false);

            // Display the encrypted value.
            Console.WriteLine("Encrypted Data: " + Encoding.ASCII.GetString(encData));

            Console.WriteLine();

            Console.WriteLine("CspKeyContainerInfo information:");

            Console.WriteLine();

            // Create a new CspKeyContainerInfo object.
            CspKeyContainerInfo keyInfo = rsa.CspKeyContainerInfo;

            // Display the value of each property.

            Console.WriteLine("Accessible property: " + keyInfo.Accessible);

            Console.WriteLine("Exportable property: " + keyInfo.Exportable);

            Console.WriteLine("HardwareDevice property: " + keyInfo.HardwareDevice);

            Console.WriteLine("KeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.KeyContainerName);

            Console.WriteLine("KeyNumber property: " + keyInfo.KeyNumber.ToString());

            Console.WriteLine("MachineKeyStore property: " + keyInfo.MachineKeyStore);

            Console.WriteLine("Protected property: " + keyInfo.Protected);

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderName property: " + keyInfo.ProviderName);

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderType property: " + keyInfo.ProviderType);

            Console.WriteLine("RandomlyGenerated property: " + keyInfo.RandomlyGenerated);

            Console.WriteLine("Removable property: " + keyInfo.Removable);

            Console.WriteLine("UniqueKeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.UniqueKeyContainerName);
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
        }
        finally
        {
            // Clear the key.
            rsa.Clear();
        }
    }
}
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Text

Module CspKeyContainerInfoExample

    Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        Dim rsa As New RSACryptoServiceProvider()

        Try
            ' Note: In cases where a random key is generated,   
            ' a key container is not created until you call  
            ' a method that uses the key.  This example calls
            ' the Encrypt method before calling the
            ' CspKeyContainerInfo property so that a key
            ' container is created.  
            ' Create some data to encrypt and display it.
            Dim data As String = "Here is some data to encrypt."

            Console.WriteLine("Data to encrypt: " + data)

            ' Convert the data to an array of bytes and 
            ' encrypt it.
            Dim byteData As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(data)

            Dim encData As Byte() = rsa.Encrypt(byteData, False)

            ' Display the encrypted value.
            Console.WriteLine("Encrypted Data: " + Encoding.ASCII.GetString(encData))

            Console.WriteLine()

            Console.WriteLine("CspKeyContainerInfo information:")

            Console.WriteLine()

            ' Create a new CspKeyContainerInfo object.
            Dim keyInfo As CspKeyContainerInfo = rsa.CspKeyContainerInfo

            ' Display the value of each property.
            Console.WriteLine("Accessible property: " + keyInfo.Accessible.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("Exportable property: " + keyInfo.Exportable.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("HardwareDevice property: " + keyInfo.HardwareDevice.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("KeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.KeyContainerName)

            Console.WriteLine("KeyNumber property: " + keyInfo.KeyNumber.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("MachineKeyStore property: " + keyInfo.MachineKeyStore.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("Protected property: " + keyInfo.Protected.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderName property: " + keyInfo.ProviderName)

            Console.WriteLine("ProviderType property: " + keyInfo.ProviderType.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("RandomlyGenerated property: " + keyInfo.RandomlyGenerated.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("Removable property: " + keyInfo.Removable.ToString())

            Console.WriteLine("UniqueKeyContainerName property: " + keyInfo.UniqueKeyContainerName)


        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine(e.ToString())
        Finally
            ' Clear the key.
            rsa.Clear()
        End Try
        Console.ReadLine()

    End Sub
End Module

Remarks

Valid values are determined by the cryptographic service provider used to create the key. Cryptographic service providers are generally organized into groups or families, each of which has its own set of data formats and processes. Two families that use the same algorithm, such as the RC2 block cipher, often use different padding schemes, different key lengths, and different default modes.

Applies to