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Implementation of the MD5 Algorithm in C# for the Compact Framework on PocketPC

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Test Suite
Not implemented functions
Some useful links...

The cryptography classes are not available on the Compact Framework, so we ported the "MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm" from RSA Data Security, Inc. in C#.

Test Suite

The code can be downloaded here. As a sample demonstrating how to use it, let's implement the test suite from the RFC 1321.

using System;
using System.Text;
using FlowGroup.Crypto;

namespace DemoMD5
    /// <summary>
    /// Summary description for Application.
    /// </summary>
    class Application
        static private void MDString(string s)
            MD5 md = MD5CryptoServiceProvider.Create();
            byte[] hash;

            //Create a new instance of ASCIIEncoding to 
            //convert the string into an array of Unicode bytes.
            ASCIIEncoding enc = new ASCIIEncoding();

            //Convert the string into an array of bytes.
            byte[] buffer = enc.GetBytes(s);

            //Create the hash value from the array of bytes.
            hash = md.ComputeHash(buffer);

            //Display the hash value to the console. 
            Console.Write("MD5 (\"{0}\") = ", s);
            foreach(byte b in hash)

        /// <summary>
        /// The main entry point for the application.
        /// </summary>
        static void Main(string[] args)
            Console.WriteLine("MD5 test suite:");
            MDString("message digest");


The output is the following, as excepted from RFC 1321 :

MD5 test suite:¶
MD5 ("") = d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e¶
MD5 ("a") = 0cc175b9c0f1b6a831c399e269772661¶
MD5 ("abc") = 900150983cd24fb0d6963f7d28e17f72¶
MD5 ("message digest") = f96b697d7cb7938d525a2f31aaf161d0¶
MD5 ("abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz") = c3fcd3d76192e4007dfb496cca67e13b¶
MD5 ("ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789") = 
MD5 ("123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
78901234567890") = 57edf4a22be3c955ac49da2e2107b67a¶

Not implemented functions

The following functions have not been implemented yet and throw System.NotSupportedException()

  • public byte[] ComputeHash(Stream inputStream)
  • public int TransformBlock(byte[] inputBuffer, int inputOffset, int inputCount, byte[] outputBuffer, int outputOffset)
  • public byte[] TransformFinalBlock(byte[] inputBuffer, int inputOffset, int inputCount)

Some useful links...

RFC 1321
RFC describing the MD5 algorithm
Download the source code
size : 5 Ko, last modification date : 12/26/2002
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