SymmetricAlgorithm.BlockSizeValue Field


Represents the block size, in bits, of the cryptographic operation.

protected: int BlockSizeValue;
protected int BlockSizeValue;
val mutable BlockSizeValue : int
Protected BlockSizeValue As Integer 

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The block size is the basic unit of data that can be encrypted or decrypted in one operation. Messages longer than the block size are handled as successive blocks; messages shorter than the block size must be padded with extra bits to reach the size of a block. Valid block sizes are determined by the symmetric algorithm used.

This field is accessed through the BlockSize property.

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