X500DistinguishedName Constructors

Definition

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class.

Overloads

X500DistinguishedName(Byte[])

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using information from the specified byte array.

X500DistinguishedName(AsnEncodedData)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using the specified AsnEncodedData object.

X500DistinguishedName(X500DistinguishedName)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using the specified X500DistinguishedName object.

X500DistinguishedName(String)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using information from the specified string.

X500DistinguishedName(String, X500DistinguishedNameFlags)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using the specified string and X500DistinguishedNameFlags flag.

X500DistinguishedName(Byte[])

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using information from the specified byte array.

public:
 X500DistinguishedName(cli::array <System::Byte> ^ encodedDistinguishedName);
public X500DistinguishedName (byte[] encodedDistinguishedName);
new System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName : byte[] -> System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName
Public Sub New (encodedDistinguishedName As Byte())

Parameters

encodedDistinguishedName
Byte[]

A byte array that contains distinguished name information.

Examples

The following code example shows how to use the X500DistinguishedName class.

#using <System.dll>
#using <system.security.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
using namespace System::Security::Permissions;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
int main()
{
   try
   {
      X509Store ^ store = gcnew X509Store( "MY",StoreLocation::CurrentUser );
      store->Open( static_cast<OpenFlags>(OpenFlags::ReadOnly | OpenFlags::OpenExistingOnly) );
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ collection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(store->Certificates);
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ fcollection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(collection->Find( X509FindType::FindByTimeValid, DateTime::Now, false ));
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ scollection = X509Certificate2UI::SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag::MultiSelection);
      Console::WriteLine( "Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection->Count, Environment::NewLine );
      System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = scollection->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         X509Certificate2 ^ x509 = safe_cast<X509Certificate2 ^>(myEnum->Current);
         X500DistinguishedName ^ dname = gcnew X500DistinguishedName( x509->SubjectName );
         Console::WriteLine( "X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname->Name, Environment::NewLine );
         x509->Reset();
      }
      store->Close();
   }
   catch ( CryptographicException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Information could not be written out for this certificate." );
   }

}

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class X500Sample
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            X509Store store = new X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);
            X509Certificate2Collection collection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
            X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, false);
            X509Certificate2Collection scollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);
            Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection.Count, Environment.NewLine);
            foreach (X509Certificate2 x509 in scollection)
            {
                X500DistinguishedName dname = new X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName);
                Console.WriteLine("X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname.Name, Environment.NewLine);
                x509.Reset();
            }
            store.Close();
        }
        catch (CryptographicException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this certificate.");
        }

    }
}
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates



Class X500Sample
   Shared msg As String
   Shared Sub Main()
    
      Try
         Dim store As New X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser)
         store.Open((OpenFlags.ReadOnly Or OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly))
         Dim collection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(store.Certificates, X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim fcollection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, False), X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim scollection As X509Certificate2Collection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection)
     msg = "Number of certificates: " & scollection.Count & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
         Dim x509 As X509Certificate2
         For Each x509 In  scollection
            Dim dname As New X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName)
        msg = "X500DistinguishedName: " & dname.Name & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
            x509.Reset()
         Next x509
         store.Close()
     Catch e As Exception
            msg = "Error: Information could not be written out for this certificate."
            MsgBox(msg)
      End Try
   End Sub
End Class

Remarks

The X500DistinguishedName class inherits from the AsnEncodedData class.

X500DistinguishedName(AsnEncodedData)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using the specified AsnEncodedData object.

public:
 X500DistinguishedName(System::Security::Cryptography::AsnEncodedData ^ encodedDistinguishedName);
public X500DistinguishedName (System.Security.Cryptography.AsnEncodedData encodedDistinguishedName);
new System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName : System.Security.Cryptography.AsnEncodedData -> System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName
Public Sub New (encodedDistinguishedName As AsnEncodedData)

Parameters

encodedDistinguishedName
AsnEncodedData

An AsnEncodedData object that represents the distinguished name.

Examples

The following code example shows how to use the X500DistinguishedName class.

#using <System.dll>
#using <system.security.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
using namespace System::Security::Permissions;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
int main()
{
   try
   {
      X509Store ^ store = gcnew X509Store( "MY",StoreLocation::CurrentUser );
      store->Open( static_cast<OpenFlags>(OpenFlags::ReadOnly | OpenFlags::OpenExistingOnly) );
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ collection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(store->Certificates);
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ fcollection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(collection->Find( X509FindType::FindByTimeValid, DateTime::Now, false ));
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ scollection = X509Certificate2UI::SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag::MultiSelection);
      Console::WriteLine( "Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection->Count, Environment::NewLine );
      System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = scollection->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         X509Certificate2 ^ x509 = safe_cast<X509Certificate2 ^>(myEnum->Current);
         X500DistinguishedName ^ dname = gcnew X500DistinguishedName( x509->SubjectName );
         Console::WriteLine( "X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname->Name, Environment::NewLine );
         x509->Reset();
      }
      store->Close();
   }
   catch ( CryptographicException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Information could not be written out for this certificate." );
   }

}

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class X500Sample
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            X509Store store = new X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);
            X509Certificate2Collection collection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
            X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, false);
            X509Certificate2Collection scollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);
            Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection.Count, Environment.NewLine);
            foreach (X509Certificate2 x509 in scollection)
            {
                X500DistinguishedName dname = new X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName);
                Console.WriteLine("X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname.Name, Environment.NewLine);
                x509.Reset();
            }
            store.Close();
        }
        catch (CryptographicException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this certificate.");
        }

    }
}
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates



Class X500Sample
   Shared msg As String
   Shared Sub Main()
    
      Try
         Dim store As New X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser)
         store.Open((OpenFlags.ReadOnly Or OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly))
         Dim collection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(store.Certificates, X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim fcollection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, False), X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim scollection As X509Certificate2Collection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection)
     msg = "Number of certificates: " & scollection.Count & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
         Dim x509 As X509Certificate2
         For Each x509 In  scollection
            Dim dname As New X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName)
        msg = "X500DistinguishedName: " & dname.Name & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
            x509.Reset()
         Next x509
         store.Close()
     Catch e As Exception
            msg = "Error: Information could not be written out for this certificate."
            MsgBox(msg)
      End Try
   End Sub
End Class

Remarks

The X500DistinguishedName class inherits from the AsnEncodedData class.

X500DistinguishedName(X500DistinguishedName)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using the specified X500DistinguishedName object.

public:
 X500DistinguishedName(System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates::X500DistinguishedName ^ distinguishedName);
public X500DistinguishedName (System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName distinguishedName);
new System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName : System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName -> System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName
Public Sub New (distinguishedName As X500DistinguishedName)

Parameters

distinguishedName
X500DistinguishedName

An X500DistinguishedName object.

Examples

The following code example shows how to use the X500DistinguishedName class.

#using <System.dll>
#using <system.security.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
using namespace System::Security::Permissions;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
int main()
{
   try
   {
      X509Store ^ store = gcnew X509Store( "MY",StoreLocation::CurrentUser );
      store->Open( static_cast<OpenFlags>(OpenFlags::ReadOnly | OpenFlags::OpenExistingOnly) );
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ collection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(store->Certificates);
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ fcollection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(collection->Find( X509FindType::FindByTimeValid, DateTime::Now, false ));
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ scollection = X509Certificate2UI::SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag::MultiSelection);
      Console::WriteLine( "Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection->Count, Environment::NewLine );
      System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = scollection->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         X509Certificate2 ^ x509 = safe_cast<X509Certificate2 ^>(myEnum->Current);
         X500DistinguishedName ^ dname = gcnew X500DistinguishedName( x509->SubjectName );
         Console::WriteLine( "X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname->Name, Environment::NewLine );
         x509->Reset();
      }
      store->Close();
   }
   catch ( CryptographicException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Information could not be written out for this certificate." );
   }

}

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class X500Sample
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            X509Store store = new X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);
            X509Certificate2Collection collection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
            X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, false);
            X509Certificate2Collection scollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);
            Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection.Count, Environment.NewLine);
            foreach (X509Certificate2 x509 in scollection)
            {
                X500DistinguishedName dname = new X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName);
                Console.WriteLine("X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname.Name, Environment.NewLine);
                x509.Reset();
            }
            store.Close();
        }
        catch (CryptographicException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this certificate.");
        }

    }
}
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates



Class X500Sample
   Shared msg As String
   Shared Sub Main()
    
      Try
         Dim store As New X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser)
         store.Open((OpenFlags.ReadOnly Or OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly))
         Dim collection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(store.Certificates, X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim fcollection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, False), X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim scollection As X509Certificate2Collection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection)
     msg = "Number of certificates: " & scollection.Count & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
         Dim x509 As X509Certificate2
         For Each x509 In  scollection
            Dim dname As New X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName)
        msg = "X500DistinguishedName: " & dname.Name & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
            x509.Reset()
         Next x509
         store.Close()
     Catch e As Exception
            msg = "Error: Information could not be written out for this certificate."
            MsgBox(msg)
      End Try
   End Sub
End Class

Remarks

This constructor creates a copy of the specified X500DistinguishedName object. The X500DistinguishedName class inherits from the AsnEncodedData class.

X500DistinguishedName(String)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using information from the specified string.

public:
 X500DistinguishedName(System::String ^ distinguishedName);
public X500DistinguishedName (string distinguishedName);
new System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName : string -> System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName
Public Sub New (distinguishedName As String)

Parameters

distinguishedName
String

A string that represents the distinguished name.

Examples

The following code example shows how to use the X500DistinguishedName class.

#using <System.dll>
#using <system.security.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
using namespace System::Security::Permissions;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
int main()
{
   try
   {
      X509Store ^ store = gcnew X509Store( "MY",StoreLocation::CurrentUser );
      store->Open( static_cast<OpenFlags>(OpenFlags::ReadOnly | OpenFlags::OpenExistingOnly) );
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ collection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(store->Certificates);
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ fcollection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(collection->Find( X509FindType::FindByTimeValid, DateTime::Now, false ));
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ scollection = X509Certificate2UI::SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag::MultiSelection);
      Console::WriteLine( "Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection->Count, Environment::NewLine );
      System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = scollection->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         X509Certificate2 ^ x509 = safe_cast<X509Certificate2 ^>(myEnum->Current);
         X500DistinguishedName ^ dname = gcnew X500DistinguishedName( x509->SubjectName );
         Console::WriteLine( "X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname->Name, Environment::NewLine );
         x509->Reset();
      }
      store->Close();
   }
   catch ( CryptographicException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Information could not be written out for this certificate." );
   }

}

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class X500Sample
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            X509Store store = new X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);
            X509Certificate2Collection collection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
            X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, false);
            X509Certificate2Collection scollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);
            Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection.Count, Environment.NewLine);
            foreach (X509Certificate2 x509 in scollection)
            {
                X500DistinguishedName dname = new X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName);
                Console.WriteLine("X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname.Name, Environment.NewLine);
                x509.Reset();
            }
            store.Close();
        }
        catch (CryptographicException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this certificate.");
        }

    }
}
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates



Class X500Sample
   Shared msg As String
   Shared Sub Main()
    
      Try
         Dim store As New X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser)
         store.Open((OpenFlags.ReadOnly Or OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly))
         Dim collection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(store.Certificates, X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim fcollection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, False), X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim scollection As X509Certificate2Collection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection)
     msg = "Number of certificates: " & scollection.Count & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
         Dim x509 As X509Certificate2
         For Each x509 In  scollection
            Dim dname As New X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName)
        msg = "X500DistinguishedName: " & dname.Name & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
            x509.Reset()
         Next x509
         store.Close()
     Catch e As Exception
            msg = "Error: Information could not be written out for this certificate."
            MsgBox(msg)
      End Try
   End Sub
End Class

Remarks

The X500DistinguishedName class inherits from the AsnEncodedData class.

X500DistinguishedName(String, X500DistinguishedNameFlags)

Initializes a new instance of the X500DistinguishedName class using the specified string and X500DistinguishedNameFlags flag.

public:
 X500DistinguishedName(System::String ^ distinguishedName, System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates::X500DistinguishedNameFlags flag);
public X500DistinguishedName (string distinguishedName, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedNameFlags flag);
new System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName : string * System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedNameFlags -> System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X500DistinguishedName
Public Sub New (distinguishedName As String, flag As X500DistinguishedNameFlags)

Parameters

distinguishedName
String

A string that represents the distinguished name.

flag
X500DistinguishedNameFlags

A bitwise combination of the enumeration values that specify the characteristics of the distinguished name.

Examples

The following code example shows how to use the X500DistinguishedName class.

#using <System.dll>
#using <system.security.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
using namespace System::Security::Permissions;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
int main()
{
   try
   {
      X509Store ^ store = gcnew X509Store( "MY",StoreLocation::CurrentUser );
      store->Open( static_cast<OpenFlags>(OpenFlags::ReadOnly | OpenFlags::OpenExistingOnly) );
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ collection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(store->Certificates);
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ fcollection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(collection->Find( X509FindType::FindByTimeValid, DateTime::Now, false ));
      X509Certificate2Collection ^ scollection = X509Certificate2UI::SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag::MultiSelection);
      Console::WriteLine( "Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection->Count, Environment::NewLine );
      System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = scollection->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         X509Certificate2 ^ x509 = safe_cast<X509Certificate2 ^>(myEnum->Current);
         X500DistinguishedName ^ dname = gcnew X500DistinguishedName( x509->SubjectName );
         Console::WriteLine( "X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname->Name, Environment::NewLine );
         x509->Reset();
      }
      store->Close();
   }
   catch ( CryptographicException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Information could not be written out for this certificate." );
   }

}

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class X500Sample
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            X509Store store = new X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);
            X509Certificate2Collection collection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
            X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, false);
            X509Certificate2Collection scollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);
            Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0}{1}", scollection.Count, Environment.NewLine);
            foreach (X509Certificate2 x509 in scollection)
            {
                X500DistinguishedName dname = new X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName);
                Console.WriteLine("X500DistinguishedName: {0}{1}", dname.Name, Environment.NewLine);
                x509.Reset();
            }
            store.Close();
        }
        catch (CryptographicException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this certificate.");
        }

    }
}
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates



Class X500Sample
   Shared msg As String
   Shared Sub Main()
    
      Try
         Dim store As New X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser)
         store.Open((OpenFlags.ReadOnly Or OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly))
         Dim collection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(store.Certificates, X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim fcollection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid, DateTime.Now, False), X509Certificate2Collection)
         Dim scollection As X509Certificate2Collection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select", "Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate", X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection)
     msg = "Number of certificates: " & scollection.Count & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
         Dim x509 As X509Certificate2
         For Each x509 In  scollection
            Dim dname As New X500DistinguishedName(x509.SubjectName)
        msg = "X500DistinguishedName: " & dname.Name & Environment.NewLine
     MsgBox(msg)
            x509.Reset()
         Next x509
         store.Close()
     Catch e As Exception
            msg = "Error: Information could not be written out for this certificate."
            MsgBox(msg)
      End Try
   End Sub
End Class

Remarks

The X500DistinguishedName class inherits from the AsnEncodedData class.

Applies to