CreateCS C# Reference Documentation

CreateCS

Current Version: 9.5.0.75

Factory class for creating certificate store objects.

This class is specific to the Windows operating system, and therefore is only available on Windows systems.

Object Creation

Chilkat.CreateCS obj = new Chilkat.CreateCS();

Properties

DebugLogFilePath
public string DebugLogFilePath {get; set; }

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

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LastErrorHtml
public string LastErrorHtml {get; }

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorText
public string LastErrorText {get; }

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorXml
public string LastErrorXml {get; }

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastMethodSuccess
public bool LastMethodSuccess {get; set; }
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of true indicates success, a value of false indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = true and failure = false.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to true. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

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ReadOnly
public bool ReadOnly {get; set; }

Determines whether certificate stores are opened with read-only or read/write permissions. Only applies to methods such as OpenCurrentUserStore, where the a readOnly parameter is not present.

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VerboseLogging
public bool VerboseLogging {get; set; }

If set to true, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is false. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

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Version
public string Version {get; }

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

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Methods

CreateFileStore
public CertStore CreateFileStore(string path);

Creates a file-based certificate store. If 'filename' already exists, the method will fail.

Returns null on failure

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CreateMemoryStore
public CertStore CreateMemoryStore();

Creates a temporary certificate store in memory that is initially empty.

Returns null on failure

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CreateRegistryStore
public CertStore CreateRegistryStore(string regRoot, string regPath);

Creates a registry-based certificate store. The 'hiveName' can either be "CurrentUser" or "LocalMachine". The 'regPath' argument should be specified without a leading slash, such as "Software/Chilkat/MyCertStore".

Returns null on failure

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OpenChilkatStore
public CertStore OpenChilkatStore();

Opens the certificate store used by Chilkat Mail and returns the object representing that store.

Returns null on failure

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OpenCurrentUserStore
public CertStore OpenCurrentUserStore();

Opens the local system's Current User Certificate Store and returns the object representing that store.

Returns null on failure

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OpenFileStore
public CertStore OpenFileStore(string path);

Opens an existing file certificate store. To open it read-only, readOnly should be non-zero.

Returns null on failure

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OpenLocalSystemStore
public CertStore OpenLocalSystemStore();

Opens the local system's Local Machine Certificate Store and returns the object representing that store.

Returns null on failure

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OpenOutlookStore
public CertStore OpenOutlookStore();

Opens the certificate store used by Microsoft Outlook (and Office) and returns the object representing that store.

Returns null on failure

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OpenRegistryStore
public CertStore OpenRegistryStore(string regRoot, string regPath);

Opens an existing registry-based certificate store. 'hiveName' should be either "CurrentUser" or "LocalMachine". The 'regPath' argument should be specified without a leading slash, such as "Software/Chilkat/MyCertStore".

Returns null on failure

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SaveLastError
public bool SaveLastError(string path);

Saves the last-error information (the contents of LastErrorXml) to an XML formatted file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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