IXpsSigningOptions::SetSignatureMethod method (xpsdigitalsignature.h)

Sets the signature method.


HRESULT SetSignatureMethod(
  [in] LPCWSTR signatureMethod


[in] signatureMethod

The signature method expressed as a URI.

This parameter must refer to a valid signature method. The following signature methods have been tested in Windows 7:

Return value

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK; otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.


The signature method must be set before signing.

When a new instance of this interface is returned by IXpsSignatureManager::CreateSigningOptions, the SignatureMethod and DigestMethod properties are not initialized; they must be initialized before the new interface can be used as a parameter of the Sign method.

The URI in signatureMethod must be the URI of a valid signing algorithm, such as http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#rsa-sha1, and it must be supported by the signing certificate.


Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header xpsdigitalsignature.h

See also

Cryptography Functions



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