Represents the abstract class from which all implementations of cryptographic random number generators derive.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration Public MustInherit Class RandomNumberGenerator
public abstract class RandomNumberGenerator
The RandomNumberGenerator type exposes the following members.
|RandomNumberGenerator||Initializes a new instance of RandomNumberGenerator.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|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.)|
|GetBytes||When overridden in a derived class, fills an array of bytes with a cryptographically strong, random sequence of values.|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
Cryptographic random number generators create cryptographically strong random values.
Application code does not directly use this class. This abstract class is provided as the base class for all cryptographic random number generators.
For an implementation of a cryptographic random number generator, use the derived class RNGCryptoServiceProvider.
Supported in: 5, 4, 3
Silverlight for Windows Phone
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.