CngAlgorithm Class
Definition
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Encapsulates the name of an encryption algorithm.
public ref class CngAlgorithm sealed : IEquatable<System::Security::Cryptography::CngAlgorithm ^>
public sealed class CngAlgorithm : IEquatable<System.Security.Cryptography.CngAlgorithm>
[System.Serializable]
public sealed class CngAlgorithm : IEquatable<System.Security.Cryptography.CngAlgorithm>
type CngAlgorithm = class
interface IEquatable<CngAlgorithm>
[<System.Serializable>]
type CngAlgorithm = class
interface IEquatable<CngAlgorithm>
Public NotInheritable Class CngAlgorithm
Implements IEquatable(Of CngAlgorithm)
 Inheritance

CngAlgorithm
 Attributes
 Implements
Remarks
The CngAlgorithm class is a utility class. It consists of static properties, comparison methods, and a private, internally maintained, algorithm name string.
The static properties return CngAlgorithm objects. Each object's internal string is initialized to the algorithm name that corresponds to the name of the static property.
You can also use this class to create objects for algorithm types that are not covered by the static properties.
Several Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) classes (such as CngKey) accept CngAlgorithm objects through an algorithm
parameter. When the class receives the CngAlgorithm object, it retrieves the embedded algorithm name by calling the object's Algorithm property.
Therefore, CngAlgorithm serves as an enumeration of wellknown algorithms. It lets you specify a wellknown algorithm by using a strongly typed value instead of a string.
Note
CNG classes don't work on nonWindows platforms.
Constructors
CngAlgorithm(String) 
Initializes a new instance of the CngAlgorithm class. 
Properties
Algorithm 
Gets the algorithm name that the current CngAlgorithm object specifies. 
ECDiffieHellman 
Gets a CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve DiffieHellman (ECDH) key exchange algorithm whose curve is described via a key property. 
ECDiffieHellmanP256 
Gets a CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve DiffieHellman (ECDH) key exchange algorithm that uses the P256 curve. 
ECDiffieHellmanP384 
Gets a CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve DiffieHellman (ECDH) key exchange algorithm that uses the P384 curve. 
ECDiffieHellmanP521 
Gets a CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve DiffieHellman (ECDH) key exchange algorithm that uses the P521 curve. 
ECDsa 
Gets a CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) whose curve is described via a key property. 
ECDsaP256 
Gets a CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) that uses the P256 curve. 
ECDsaP384 
Gets a CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) that uses the P384 curve. 
ECDsaP521 
Gets a new CngAlgorithm object that specifies an Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) that uses the P521 curve. 
MD5 
Gets a new CngAlgorithm object that specifies the Message Digest 5 (MD5) hash algorithm. 
Rsa 
Gets a new CngAlgorithm object that specifies the RSA hash algorithm. 
Sha1 
Gets a new CngAlgorithm object that specifies the Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA1) algorithm. 
Sha256 
Gets a new CngAlgorithm object that specifies the Secure Hash Algorithm 256 (SHA256) algorithm. 
Sha384 
Gets a new CngAlgorithm object that specifies the Secure Hash Algorithm 384 (SHA384) algorithm. 
Sha512 
Gets a new CngAlgorithm object that specifies the Secure Hash Algorithm 512 (SHA512) algorithm. 
Methods
Equals(CngAlgorithm) 
Compares the specified CngAlgorithm object to the current CngAlgorithm object. 
Equals(Object) 
Compares the specified object to the current CngAlgorithm object. 
GetHashCode() 
Generates a hash value for the algorithm name that is embedded in the current CngAlgorithm 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() 
Gets the name of the algorithm that the current CngAlgorithm object specifies. 
Operators
Equality(CngAlgorithm, CngAlgorithm) 
Determines whether two CngAlgorithm objects specify the same algorithm name. 
Inequality(CngAlgorithm, CngAlgorithm) 
Determines whether two CngAlgorithm objects do not specify the same algorithm. 