Generate GUID from any string using C#

Some times you need to generate GUID from a string which is not valid for GUID constructor .

so what we will do is to get a valid input from string that the GUID constructor will accept it.

It is recommended to be sure that the string that you will generate a GUID from it some how unique.

The Idea is simple is to hash the string to 16 byte Array which the GUID constructor will accept it.

Note: feel free to use more reliable hashing techniques.

The code will talk :

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

namespace StringToGUID
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            string token = "BSNAItOawkSl07t77RKnMjYwYyG4bCt0g8DVDBv5m0";
            token = "BSNePf57YwhzeE9QfOyepPfIPao4UD5UohG_fI-#eda7d";

        static Guid StringToGUID(string value)
            // Create a new instance of the MD5CryptoServiceProvider object.
            MD5 md5Hasher = MD5.Create();
            // Convert the input string to a byte array and compute the hash.
            byte[] data = md5Hasher.ComputeHash(Encoding.Default.GetBytes(value));
            return new Guid(data);


And The Output:




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