CkCreateCS C++ Reference Documentation

CkCreateCS

Factory class for creating certificate store objects.

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

Properties

void get_DebugLogFilePath(CkString &str);
const char *debugLogFilePath(void);
void put_DebugLogFilePath(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);

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.

void get_LastErrorHtml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorHtml(void);

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.

void get_LastErrorText(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorText(void);

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.

void get_LastErrorXml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorXml(void);

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.

bool get_LastMethodSuccess(void);
void put_LastMethodSuccess(bool newVal);

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.

bool get_ReadOnly(void);
void put_ReadOnly(bool newVal);

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.

bool get_Utf8(void);
void put_Utf8(bool newVal);

When set to true, all "const char *" arguments are interpreted as utf-8 strings. If set to false (the default), then "const char *" arguments are interpreted as ANSI strings. Also, when set to true, and Chilkat method returning a "const char *" is returning the utf-8 representation. If set to false, all "const char *" return values are ANSI strings.

bool get_VerboseLogging(void);
void put_VerboseLogging(bool newVal);

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.

void get_Version(CkString &str);
const char *version(void);

Version of the component/library, such as "9.4.1.42"

Methods

CkCertStore *CreateFileStore(const char *path);

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

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *CreateMemoryStore(void);

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

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *CreateRegistryStore(const char *regRoot, const char *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".

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *OpenChilkatStore(void);

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

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *OpenCurrentUserStore(void);

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

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *OpenFileStore(const char *path);

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

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *OpenLocalSystemStore(void);

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

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *OpenOutlookStore(void);

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

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

CkCertStore *OpenRegistryStore(const char *regRoot, const char *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".

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

bool SaveLastError(const char *path);

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

Returns true for success, false for failure.