Chapter 24. The System.Security.Cryptography Namespace

The System.Security.Cryptography namespace provides support for managing cryptographic hash codes, data encryption, and digital signatures. The classes form a framework that can be extended easily to incorporate new algorithms. Figure 24-1 and Figure 24-2 show the types in this namespace.

Figure 24-1. Algorithms represented in System.Security.Cryptography
Figure 24-2. More types from System.Security.Cryptography

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