UniqueId.CreateRandomId Method (String)

[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Creates a unique, random ID similar to that created by CreateRandomId, but instead of an underscore, the supplied prefix is used.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim prefix As String
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = UniqueId.CreateRandomId(prefix)


Public Shared Function CreateRandomId ( _
    prefix As String _
) As String
public static string CreateRandomId (
    string prefix
static String^ CreateRandomId (
    String^ prefix
public static String CreateRandomId (
    String prefix
public static function CreateRandomId (
    prefix : String
) : String


  • prefix
    The prefix for the random ID.

Return Value

The random ID.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

See Also


UniqueId Class
UniqueId Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel Namespace

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