SHA256Managed.Initialize Method


Initializes an instance of SHA256Managed.

 override void Initialize();
public override sealed void Initialize ();
public override void Initialize ();
override this.Initialize : unit -> unit
Public Overrides NotOverridable Sub Initialize ()
Public Overrides Sub Initialize ()


The hash is used as a unique value of fixed size representing a large amount of data. Hashes of two sets of data should match if and only if the corresponding data also matches. Small changes to the data result in large unpredictable changes in the hash.

The hash size for the SHA256Managed algorithm is 256 bits.

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