X509Certificate.GetName Method

Definition

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Returns the name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

public:
 virtual System::String ^ GetName();
public virtual string GetName ();
[System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated.  Please use the Subject property instead.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public virtual string GetName ();
[System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated.  Please use the Subject property instead.  https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public virtual string GetName ();
[System.Obsolete("Use the Subject property.")]
public virtual string GetName ();
abstract member GetName : unit -> string
override this.GetName : unit -> string
[<System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated.  Please use the Subject property instead.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")>]
abstract member GetName : unit -> string
override this.GetName : unit -> string
[<System.Obsolete("This method has been deprecated.  Please use the Subject property instead.  https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")>]
abstract member GetName : unit -> string
override this.GetName : unit -> string
[<System.Obsolete("Use the Subject property.")>]
abstract member GetName : unit -> string
override this.GetName : unit -> string
Public Overridable Function GetName () As String

Returns

String

The name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

Attributes

Exceptions

The certificate context is invalid.

Examples

The following example uses the GetName method to return the name of a certificate's principal and displays it to the console.

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^ results = cert->GetName();
   
   // Display the value to the console.
   Console::WriteLine( results );
}


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 results = cert.GetName();

        // Display the value to the console.
        Console.WriteLine(results);
    }
}
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 results As String = cert.GetName()
      
      ' Display the value to the console.
      Console.WriteLine(results)
   End Sub 
End Class 

Applies to