This concludes our discussion of the cryptographic capabilities present in the .NET Framework. We have seen in this chapter how cryptographic features of the Win32 API set and CAPICOM can be accessed from the .NET Framework through the Common Language Runtime's platform invoke and COM interoperability mechanisms, respectively. In most cases, though, you will probably not need to access these APIs because the managed classes in the System.Security.Cryptography namespace provide support for the common cryptographic operations.

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