How to generate cryptographically strong random numbers in VB.NET

You can create strong random number values with the System.Security.Cryptography.RandomNumberGenerator class. You use these random key or salt values when you want to store salted password hashes. A salted password hash is a hash created from a password and a so-called salt where salt is a random value. This guarantees that even if two users select the same password, the result stored in the back-end store looks different, because the random salt value is hashed with the password. You should store the salt value in a separate field together with the password, because you need it for password validation. The next code lines show how to use System.Security.Cryptography.RandomNumberGenerator class:

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Dim RandomValue As Byte() = New Byte(15) {}
Dim RndGen As RandomNumberGenerator = RandomNumberGenerator.Create()
ResultLabel.Text = Convert.ToBase64String(RandomValue)