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FromBase64Transform Class

Converts a CryptoStream from base 64.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public ref class FromBase64Transform : ICryptoTransform, 

Base 64 Content-Transfer-Encoding represents arbitrary bit sequences in a form that is not human readable.

The following example decrypts a base 64-encoded file to an output text file.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
class MyMainClass
   static void DecodeFromFile( String^ inFileName, String^ outFileName )
      FromBase64Transform^ myTransform = gcnew FromBase64Transform( FromBase64TransformMode::IgnoreWhiteSpaces );
      array<Byte>^myOutputBytes = gcnew array<Byte>(myTransform->OutputBlockSize);

      //Open the input and output files.
      FileStream^ myInputFile = gcnew FileStream( inFileName,FileMode::Open,FileAccess::Read );
      FileStream^ myOutputFile = gcnew FileStream( outFileName,FileMode::Create,FileAccess::Write );

      //Retrieve the file contents into a Byte array. 
      array<Byte>^myInputBytes = gcnew array<Byte>(myInputFile->Length);
      myInputFile->Read( myInputBytes, 0, myInputBytes->Length );

      //Transform the data in chunks the size of InputBlockSize. 
      int i = 0;
      while ( myInputBytes->Length - i > 4 )
         myTransform->TransformBlock( myInputBytes, i, 4, myOutputBytes, 0 );

         i += 4;

         myOutputFile->Write( myOutputBytes, 0, myTransform->OutputBlockSize );

      //Transform the final block of data.
      myOutputBytes = myTransform->TransformFinalBlock( myInputBytes, i, myInputBytes->Length - i );
      myOutputFile->Write( myOutputBytes, 0, myOutputBytes->Length );

      //Free up any used resources.


int main()
   MyMainClass * m = new MyMainClass;

   //Insert your file names into this method call.
   m->DecodeFromFile(  "c:\\encoded.txt",  "c:\\roundtrip.txt" );


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0