X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(String) X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(String) X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(String) X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(String) Method

Definition

Creates an X.509v3 certificate from the specified PKCS7 signed file.

public:
 static System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates::X509Certificate ^ CreateFromCertFile(System::String ^ filename);
public static System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate CreateFromCertFile (string filename);
static member CreateFromCertFile : string -> System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate
Public Shared Function CreateFromCertFile (filename As String) As X509Certificate

Parameters

filename
String String String String

The path of the PKCS7 signed file from which to create the X.509 certificate.

Returns

The newly created X.509 certificate.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example creates an X509Certificate from a specified certification file.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
int main()
{
   
   // The path to the certificate.
   String^ Certificate = "Certificate.cer";
   
   // Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
   X509Certificate^ cert = X509Certificate::CreateFromCertFile( Certificate );
   
   // Get the value.
   String^ resultsTrue = cert->ToString( true );
   
   // Display the value to the console.
   Console::WriteLine( resultsTrue );
   
   // Get the value.
   String^ resultsFalse = cert->ToString( false );
   
   // Display the value to the console.
   Console::WriteLine( resultsFalse );
}


using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;


public class X509
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // The path to the certificate.
        string Certificate =  "Certificate.cer";

        // Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
        X509Certificate cert = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate);

        // Get the value.
        string resultsTrue = cert.ToString(true);
       
        // Display the value to the console.
        Console.WriteLine(resultsTrue);

        // Get the value.
        string resultsFalse = cert.ToString(false);
       
        // Display the value to the console.
        Console.WriteLine(resultsFalse);
  
    }

}
Imports System
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates




Public Class X509
   
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      
      ' The path to the certificate.
      Dim Certificate As String = "Certificate.cer"
      
      ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
      Dim cert As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate)
      
      ' Get the value.
      Dim resultsTrue As String = cert.ToString(True)
      
      ' Display the value to the console.
      Console.WriteLine(resultsTrue)
      
      ' Get the value.
      Dim resultsFalse As String = cert.ToString(False)
      
      ' Display the value to the console.
      Console.WriteLine(resultsFalse)
   End Sub  
End Class 

Remarks

ASN.1 DER is the only certificate format supported by this class.

Note

The certificate file is not restricted to .cer files. Any PKCS7 signed file can be used, including an Authenticode signed .pfx file.

Applies to