MD5CryptoServiceProvider MD5CryptoServiceProvider MD5CryptoServiceProvider MD5CryptoServiceProvider Class

Definition

Computes the MD5 hash value for the input data using the implementation provided by the cryptographic service provider (CSP). This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class MD5CryptoServiceProvider sealed : System::Security::Cryptography::MD5
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public sealed class MD5CryptoServiceProvider : System.Security.Cryptography.MD5
type MD5CryptoServiceProvider = class
    inherit MD5
Public NotInheritable Class MD5CryptoServiceProvider
Inherits MD5
Inheritance
MD5CryptoServiceProviderMD5CryptoServiceProviderMD5CryptoServiceProviderMD5CryptoServiceProvider
Attributes

Examples

The following code example computes the MD5 hash value for data and returns it.

private:
   array<Byte>^ MD5hash( array<Byte>^data )
   {
      // This is one implementation of the abstract class MD5.
      MD5^ md5 = gcnew MD5CryptoServiceProvider;

      array<Byte>^ result = md5->ComputeHash( data );

      return result;
   }
byte[] MD5hash (byte[] data)
 {
    // This is one implementation of the abstract class MD5.
    MD5 md5 = new MD5CryptoServiceProvider();

    byte[] result = md5.ComputeHash(data);

    return result;
 }
Function MD5hash(data() As Byte) As Byte()
    ' This is one implementation of the abstract class MD5.
    Dim md5 As New MD5CryptoServiceProvider()
       
    Dim result As Byte() = md5.ComputeHash(data)
       
    Return result
End Function

The following code example computes the MD5 hash value of a string and returns the hash as a 32-character, hexadecimal-formatted string. The hash string created by this code example is compatible with any MD5 hash function (on any platform) that creates a 32-character, hexadecimal-formatted hash string.

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

class Example
{
    // Hash an input string and return the hash as
    // a 32 character hexadecimal string.
    static string getMd5Hash(string input)
    {
        // Create a new instance of the MD5CryptoServiceProvider object.
        MD5CryptoServiceProvider md5Hasher = new MD5CryptoServiceProvider();

        // Convert the input string to a byte array and compute the hash.
        byte[] data = md5Hasher.ComputeHash(Encoding.Default.GetBytes(input));

        // Create a new Stringbuilder to collect the bytes
        // and create a string.
        StringBuilder sBuilder = new StringBuilder();

        // Loop through each byte of the hashed data 
        // and format each one as a hexadecimal string.
        for (int i = 0; i < data.Length; i++)
        {
            sBuilder.Append(data[i].ToString("x2"));
        }

        // Return the hexadecimal string.
        return sBuilder.ToString();
    }

    // Verify a hash against a string.
    static bool verifyMd5Hash(string input, string hash)
    {
        // Hash the input.
        string hashOfInput = getMd5Hash(input);

        // Create a StringComparer an compare the hashes.
        StringComparer comparer = StringComparer.OrdinalIgnoreCase;

        if (0 == comparer.Compare(hashOfInput, hash))
        {
            return true;
        }
        else
        {
            return false;
        }
    }


    static void Main()
    {
        string source = "Hello World!";
        
        string hash = getMd5Hash(source);

        Console.WriteLine("The MD5 hash of " + source + " is: " + hash + ".");

        Console.WriteLine("Verifying the hash...");

        if (verifyMd5Hash(source, hash))
        {
            Console.WriteLine("The hashes are the same.");
        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine("The hashes are not same.");
        }
        
    }
}
// This code example produces the following output:
//
// The MD5 hash of Hello World! is: ed076287532e86365e841e92bfc50d8c.
// Verifying the hash...
// The hashes are the same.
Imports System
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Text

Module Example

    ' Hash an input string and return the hash as
    ' a 32 character hexadecimal string.
    Function getMd5Hash(ByVal input As String) As String
        ' Create a new instance of the MD5CryptoServiceProvider object.
        Dim md5Hasher As New MD5CryptoServiceProvider()

        ' Convert the input string to a byte array and compute the hash.
        Dim data As Byte() = md5Hasher.ComputeHash(Encoding.Default.GetBytes(input))

        ' Create a new Stringbuilder to collect the bytes
        ' and create a string.
        Dim sBuilder As New StringBuilder()

        ' Loop through each byte of the hashed data 
        ' and format each one as a hexadecimal string.
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To data.Length - 1
            sBuilder.Append(data(i).ToString("x2"))
        Next i

        ' Return the hexadecimal string.
        Return sBuilder.ToString()

    End Function


    ' Verify a hash against a string.
    Function verifyMd5Hash(ByVal input As String, ByVal hash As String) As Boolean
        ' Hash the input.
        Dim hashOfInput As String = getMd5Hash(input)

        ' Create a StringComparer an compare the hashes.
        Dim comparer As StringComparer = StringComparer.OrdinalIgnoreCase

        If 0 = comparer.Compare(hashOfInput, hash) Then
            Return True
        Else
            Return False
        End If

    End Function



    Sub Main()
        Dim source As String = "Hello World!"

        Dim hash As String = getMd5Hash(source)

        Console.WriteLine("The MD5 hash of " + source + " is: " + hash + ".")

        Console.WriteLine("Verifying the hash...")

        If verifyMd5Hash(source, hash) Then
            Console.WriteLine("The hashes are the same.")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine("The hashes are not same.")
        End If

    End Sub
End Module
' This code example produces the following output:
'
' The MD5 hash of Hello World! is: ed076287532e86365e841e92bfc50d8c.
' Verifying the hash...
' The hashes are the same.

Remarks

Hash functions map binary strings of an arbitrary length to small binary strings of a fixed length. A cryptographic hash function has the property that it is computationally infeasible to find two distinct inputs that hash to the same value; that is, hashes of two sets of data should match if the corresponding data also matches. Small changes to the data result in large, unpredictable changes in the hash.

Note

Newer hash functions such as the Secure Hash Algorithms SHA-256 and SHA-512 are available. Consider using the SHA256 class or the SHA512 class instead of the MD5CryptoServiceProvider class. Use MD5CryptoServiceProvider only for compatibility with legacy applications and data.

The hash size for the MD5CryptoServiceProvider class is 128 bits.

The ComputeHash methods of the MD5CryptoServiceProvider class return the hash as an array of 16 bytes. Note that some MD5 implementations produce a 32-character, hexadecimal-formatted hash. To interoperate with such implementations, format the return value of the ComputeHash methods as a hexadecimal value.

Constructors

MD5CryptoServiceProvider() MD5CryptoServiceProvider() MD5CryptoServiceProvider() MD5CryptoServiceProvider()

Initializes a new instance of the MD5CryptoServiceProvider class.

Methods

Clear() Clear() Clear() Clear()

Releases all resources used by the HashAlgorithm class.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
ComputeHash(Byte[]) ComputeHash(Byte[]) ComputeHash(Byte[]) ComputeHash(Byte[])

Computes the hash value for the specified byte array.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
ComputeHash(Byte[], Int32, Int32) ComputeHash(Byte[], Int32, Int32) ComputeHash(Byte[], Int32, Int32) ComputeHash(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Computes the hash value for the specified region of the specified byte array.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
ComputeHash(Stream) ComputeHash(Stream) ComputeHash(Stream) ComputeHash(Stream)

Computes the hash value for the specified Stream object.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
Dispose() Dispose() Dispose() Dispose()

Releases all resources used by the current instance of the HashAlgorithm class.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
Dispose(Boolean) Dispose(Boolean) Dispose(Boolean) Dispose(Boolean)

Releases the unmanaged resources used by the HashAlgorithm and optionally releases the managed resources.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
Finalize() Finalize() Finalize() Finalize()
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
HashCore(Byte[], Int32, Int32) HashCore(Byte[], Int32, Int32) HashCore(Byte[], Int32, Int32) HashCore(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

When overridden in a derived class, routes data written to the object into the hash algorithm for computing the hash.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
HashCore(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>) HashCore(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>) HashCore(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>) HashCore(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>) Inherited from HashAlgorithm
HashFinal() HashFinal() HashFinal() HashFinal()

When overridden in a derived class, finalizes the hash computation after the last data is processed by the cryptographic stream object.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
Initialize() Initialize() Initialize() Initialize()

Initializes an instance of MD5CryptoServiceProvider.

MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

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

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
TransformBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32) TransformBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32) TransformBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32) TransformBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32)

Computes the hash value for the specified region of the input byte array and copies the specified region of the input byte array to the specified region of the output byte array.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
TransformFinalBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32) TransformFinalBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32) TransformFinalBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32) TransformFinalBlock(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Computes the hash value for the specified region of the specified byte array.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
TryComputeHash(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>, Span<Byte>, Int32) TryComputeHash(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>, Span<Byte>, Int32) TryComputeHash(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>, Span<Byte>, Int32) TryComputeHash(ReadOnlySpan<Byte>, Span<Byte>, Int32) Inherited from HashAlgorithm
TryHashFinal(Span<Byte>, Int32) TryHashFinal(Span<Byte>, Int32) TryHashFinal(Span<Byte>, Int32) TryHashFinal(Span<Byte>, Int32) Inherited from HashAlgorithm

Properties

CanReuseTransform CanReuseTransform CanReuseTransform CanReuseTransform

Gets a value indicating whether the current transform can be reused.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
CanTransformMultipleBlocks CanTransformMultipleBlocks CanTransformMultipleBlocks CanTransformMultipleBlocks

When overridden in a derived class, gets a value indicating whether multiple blocks can be transformed.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
Hash Hash Hash Hash

Gets the value of the computed hash code.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
HashSize HashSize HashSize HashSize

Gets the size, in bits, of the computed hash code.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
InputBlockSize InputBlockSize InputBlockSize InputBlockSize

When overridden in a derived class, gets the input block size.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
OutputBlockSize OutputBlockSize OutputBlockSize OutputBlockSize

When overridden in a derived class, gets the output block size.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)

Fields

HashSizeValue HashSizeValue HashSizeValue HashSizeValue

Represents the size, in bits, of the computed hash code.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
HashValue HashValue HashValue HashValue

Represents the value of the computed hash code.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)
State State State State

Represents the state of the hash computation.

(Inherited from HashAlgorithm)

Explicit Interface Implementations

IDisposable.Dispose() IDisposable.Dispose() IDisposable.Dispose() IDisposable.Dispose() Inherited from HashAlgorithm

Applies to