AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter Class

Represents the base class from which all asymmetric key exchange formatters derive.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Security.Cryptography.AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter
    System.Security.Cryptography.RSAOAEPKeyExchangeFormatter
    System.Security.Cryptography.RSAPKCS1KeyExchangeFormatter

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly:  mscorlib.Extensions (in mscorlib.Extensions.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public MustInherit Class AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public abstract class AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter

The AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter Initializes a new instance of AsymmetricKeyExchangeFormatter.

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Properties

  Name Description
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Parameters When overridden in a derived class, gets the parameters for the asymmetric key exchange.

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CreateKeyExchange(array<Byte[]) When overridden in a derived class, creates the encrypted key exchange data from the specified input data.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CreateKeyExchange(array<Byte[], Type) When overridden in a derived class, creates the encrypted key exchange data from the specified input data.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone SetKey When overridden in a derived class, sets the public key to use for encrypting the secret information.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Remarks

Asymmetric key exchange formatters encrypt key exchange data.

Key exchange allows a sender to create secret information, such as random data that can be used as a key in a symmetric encryption algorithm, and use encryption to send it to the intended recipient.

Caution noteCaution:

It is highly recommended that you not attempt to create your own key exchange method from the basic functionality provided, because many details of the operation must be performed carefully in order for the key exchange to be successful.

Version Information

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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.