X509Certificate.Export Method (X509ContentType)

Exports the current X509Certificate object to a byte array in a format described by one of the X509ContentType values.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(False)> _
<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Public Overridable Function Export ( _
    contentType As X509ContentType _
) As Byte()
[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public virtual byte[] Export(
    X509ContentType contentType
)

Parameters

Return Value

Type: array<System.Byte[]
An array of bytes that represents the current X509Certificate object.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
CryptographicException

A value other than Cert was passed to the contentType parameter.

-or-

The certificate could not be exported.

Remarks

The contentType parameter accepts only the Cert value of the X509ContentType enumeration. Passing any other value causes a CryptographicException to be thrown.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

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