<cryptoNameMapping> Element

Contains mappings of classes to friendly names.




Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.



Child Elements

Element Description
cryptoClasses Contains a list of cryptography classes that have a mapping to a friendly name in the <nameEntry> element.
nameEntry Maps a class name to a friendly algorithm name, which allows one class to have many friendly names.

Parent Elements

Element Description
configuration The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
cryptographySettings Contains cryptography settings.
cryptoNameMapping Contains mappings of classes to friendly names.
mscorlib Contains the <cryptographySettings> element.


The following example shows how to use the <cryptoNameMapping> element to reference a cryptography class and to configure the runtime. You can then pass the string "RSA" to the System.Security.Cryptography.CryptoConfig.CreateFromName method and use the Create method to return a MyCryptoRSAClass object.

               <cryptoClass   MyCryptoRSA="MyCryptoRSAClass, MyAssembly  
                  Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=a5d015c7d5a0b012,  
            <nameEntry name="RSA" class="MyCryptoRSA"/>  
            <nameEntry name="System.Security.Cryptography.AsymmetricAlgorithm"  

See Also

Configuration File Schema
Cryptography Settings Schema
Cryptographic Services
Configuring Cryptography Classes