System.Security.Cryptography.RIPEMD160Managed Class

Computes the System.Security.Cryptography.RIPEMD160 hash for the input data using the managed library.

See Also: RIPEMD160Managed Members


public class RIPEMD160Managed : RIPEMD160


RIPEMD-160 is a 160-bit cryptographic hash function. It is intended for use as a secure replacement for the 128-bit hash functions MD4, MD5, and RIPEMD. RIPEMD was developed in the framework of the EU project RIPE (RACE Integrity Primitives Evaluation, 1988-1992).


System.Security.Cryptography.RIPEMD160Managed has been superseded by the Secure Hash Algorithms SHA-256 and SHA-512 and their derived classes. System.Security.Cryptography.SHA256Managed and System.Security.Cryptography.SHA512Managed offer better security and performance than System.Security.Cryptography.RIPEMD160Managed. Use System.Security.Cryptography.RIPEMD160Managed only for compatibility with legacy applications and data.


Namespace: System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Assembly Versions:,
Since: .NET 2.0