System.Security.Cryptography (mscorlib.dll)abstract class
public abstract class DeriveBytes {
// Protected Constructors
   protected DeriveBytes(  );
// Public Instance Methods
   public abstract byte[  ] GetBytes(int cb);
   public abstract void Reset(  );

This abstract class is the basis for implementations that derive byte sequences from input data. For example, the .NET Framework class library includes the PasswordDeriveBytes class, which derives a cryptographic key from an easily remembered password.

The GetBytes( ) method derives a number of bytes from the input, where the number of bytes to derive is specified as the methods argument.



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