Creating a simple class to encrypt strings

This code will help you to create class to encrypt strings

A simple namespace is created below for all your encryption requirements in the application

Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions

Namespace ASPNET.Handheld
Public Class Security

' Security.Encrypt() Method
' The Encrypt method encryts a clean string into a hashed string

Public Shared Function Encrypt(ByVal cleanString As String) As String
Dim clearBytes As [char]()
clearBytes = New UnicodeEncoding().GetBytes(cleanString)
Dim hashedBytes As [Byte]() = CType(CryptoConfig.CreateFromName("MD5"), HashAlgorithm).ComputeHash(clearBytes)
Dim hashedText As String = BitConverter.ToString(hashedBytes)
Return hashedText
End Function
End Class
End Namespace

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