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GeneralSource Generators in C# and TDD misadventure time Pin
honey the codewitch31-Jan-24 6:30
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GeneralCommand line fun in .NET Pin
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GeneralMicrosoft example includes obsolete code: Why? Pin
raddevus25-Jan-24 2:15
mvaraddevus25-Jan-24 2:15 
File this one under Weird (Weird Documentation)

I was looking for a way to read the thumbprint of a X509 Certificate and found a perfect example at:

X509Certificate2.Thumbprint Property (System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates) | Microsoft Learn[^]

It's a nice compact sample where you pass in the path to the Cert and it prints out properties of the cert.

However, there's a line in the code that I was curious about:
C#
x509.Import(rawData);

Just Want To Read Properties of Cert
Just wanted to make sure it wasn't importing the cert into my local cert store.
I really don't want to do that. Just want to read properties.

Microsoft Docs On X509.Import
So I looked up the method in the docs (X509Certificate2.Import Method [^])

*Note, if you examine the URL you'll see that it includes view=net-8.0 (assuming that is referencing the latest .net 8.0 docs)

Import Method is Marked Obsolete
But then when you look at the docs the Import method is marked obsolete.
But there doesn't seem to be any mention why.

Since Import just imports the bytes of the certificate (doesn't import it into the cert store -- that is confusing naming)Confused | :confused: I went ahead and ran the sample.

Sample Ran Perfectly Fine
Of course the sample ran fine and served my needs.
But the "obsolete" thing is confusing. Confused | :confused:

Not sure why there isn't a pointer to more updated sample. Confused | :confused: Confused | :confused:
GeneralRe: Microsoft example includes obsolete code: Why? Pin
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GeneralFound an interesting algorithm Pin
honey the codewitch21-Jan-24 5:16
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GeneralMicrosoft Regex Weirdness Pin
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