troubleshooting Question

Maximum MD5 Value for 20-Character Password

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I'm writing an application that stores encrypted passwords using the MD5 functionality provided in .NET.

I've restricted the plain-text password field in the application to 20 characters and I now need to know if the MD5 hash value itself will ever exceed 20 characters (for storage purposes).

If the user can type 20-characters into a plain-text field, what is the maximum length of the MD5 character string that could be generated?

Thanks.
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