Creating MD5 of XML Document


I have some code that produces an XML file.  Is it possible to create the MD5 hash value of it before I save it to disk.

I’d like to do this so that I can include the hash value within the XML document and / or call the file the MD5 value?

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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Sure that doesn't sound like an issue though you couldn't include it in the XML document or it would then be a different MD5 hash.  It's a pretty standard action to find the MD5 hash.  You can use the inbuilt MD5 class of the System.Security.Cryptography namespace.
Full example on it's use here:
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
The MD5 ComputeHash() method acts on a file stream so you would need to save the XML doc first to then compute the MD5.

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