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SymmetricAlgorithm.GenerateKey Method


When overridden in a derived class, generates a random key (Key) to use for the algorithm.

 abstract void GenerateKey();
public abstract void GenerateKey ();
abstract member GenerateKey : unit -> unit
Public MustOverride Sub GenerateKey ()


In general, there is no reason to use this method, because CreateEncryptor() or CreateEncryptor(null, null) automatically generates both an initialization vector and a key. However, you may want to use the GenerateKey method to reuse a symmetric algorithm instance with a different key.

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