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Calculate MD5 Hash

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Calculate MD5 Hash

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// description of your code here
http://blogs.msdn.com/csharpfaq/archive/2006/10/09/How-do-I-calculate-a-MD5-hash-from-a-string_3F00_.aspx


public string CalculateMD5Hash(string input)
{
    // step 1, calculate MD5 hash from input
    MD5 md5 = System.Security.Cryptography.MD5.Create();
    byte[] inputBytes = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(input);
    byte[] hash = md5.ComputeHash(inputBytes);
 
    // step 2, convert byte array to hex string
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    for (int i = 0; i < hash.Length; i++)
    {
        sb.Append(hash[i].ToString("X2"));
    }
    return sb.ToString();
}
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