Search for encryption/decryption method / PB 12.5



is PB 12.5 off topic? In this case: So sorry!

If not: I'm looking for an up-to-date, easily-to-integrate string encryption/decryption method to be used with PB 12.5 classic. Evtl. an interface class to .Net - and/or a usage example would do it. If anybody would be so kind and help?


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Marco Meoni answered Search for encryption/decryption method / PB 12.5


If crypto sounds limited or a bit old for what you want to achieve, you can refer to BouncyCastle,

It provides .NET and Java SDK and it is the most advanced open source library available out there.

You can find any sort of current crypto functions, authentication, digital signature, smartcard functionalities.

It doesn't come out of the box though, you must wrap the .NET classes in order to be called from PB as oleobject. Google for "Calling .NET Components from PowerBuilder" and you will find lots of article from Bruce Armstrong.

Eventually the new releases of PB will offer native support to .NET classes, stay tuned with the cool features that will show up