ComputeHash

using System.Text;
using System.Security.Cryptography;

public static class Hasher
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Supported hash algorithms
    /// </summary>
    public enum eHashType
    {
        HMAC, HMACMD5, HMACSHA1, HMACSHA256, HMACSHA384, HMACSHA512,
        MACTripleDES, MD5, RIPEMD160, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512
    }

    private static byte[] GetHash(string input, eHashType hash)
    {
        byte[] inputBytes = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(input);

        switch (hash)
        {
            case eHashType.HMAC:
                return HMAC.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.HMACMD5:
                return HMACMD5.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.HMACSHA1:
                return HMACSHA1.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.HMACSHA256:
                return HMACSHA256.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.HMACSHA384:
                return HMACSHA384.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.HMACSHA512:
                return HMACSHA512.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.MACTripleDES:
                return MACTripleDES.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.MD5:
                return MD5.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.RIPEMD160:
                return RIPEMD160.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.SHA1:
                return SHA1.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.SHA256:
                return SHA256.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.SHA384:
                return SHA384.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            case eHashType.SHA512:
                return SHA512.Create().ComputeHash(inputBytes);

            default:
                return inputBytes;
        }
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Computes the hash of the string using a specified hash algorithm
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="input">The string to hash</param>
    /// <param name="hashType">The hash algorithm to use</param>
    /// <returns>The resulting hash or an empty string on error</returns>
    public static string ComputeHash(this string input, eHashType hashType)
    {
        try
        {
            byte[] hash = GetHash(input, hashType);
            StringBuilder ret = new StringBuilder();

            for (int i = 0; i < hash.Length; i++)
                ret.Append(hash[i].ToString("x2"));

            return ret.ToString();
        }
        catch
        {
            return string.Empty;
        }
    }
}
Example:
string s = "Hello world!";
string hash = s.ComputeHash(Hasher.eHashType.RIPEMD160);

MessageBox.Show(hash);
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Description

Computes the hash of a string using one of the following algorithms: HMAC, HMACMD5, HMACSHA1, HMACSHA256, HMACSHA384, HMACSHA512,MACTripleDES, MD5, RIPEMD160, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512.

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