CreateCS ActiveX Reference Documentation

CreateCS

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

(Visual Basic 6.0)
Dim obj As New ChilkatCreateCS

(ASP)
set obj = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.CreateCS")

(VBScript)
set obj = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.CreateCS")

(Delphi)
obj := TChilkatCreateCS.Create(Self);

(FoxPro)
loObject = CreateObject('Chilkat_9_5_0.CreateCS')

(PowerBuilder)
lole_object = create oleobject
li_rc = lole_object.ConnectToNewObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.CreateCS")

(SQL Server)
EXEC @hr = sp_OACreate 'Chilkat_9_5_0.CreateCS', @obj OUT

(Javascript)
var obj = new ActiveXObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.CreateCS");

Properties

DebugLogFilePath As String

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.

LastBinaryResult As Variant (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The binary data returned by the last (binary data returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepBinaryResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large varbinary results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting large amounts of data returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for binary properties).

LastErrorHtml As String (read-only)

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.

LastErrorText As String (read-only)

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.

Concept of LastErrorText

LastErrorText Standard Information

LastErrorXml As String (read-only)

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.

LastMethodSuccess As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of 1 indicates success, a value of 0 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 = 1 and failure = 0.
  • 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 1. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

LastStringResult As String (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The string return value of the last (string returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepStringResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large string results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting long strings returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for string properties).

Long Strings Returned by ActiveX Methods in SQL Server

LastStringResultLen As Long (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.53

The length, in characters, of the string contained in the LastStringResult property.

ReadOnly As Long

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.

VerboseLogging As Long

If set to 1, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is 0. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

Version As String (read-only)

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

Methods

CreateFileStore(path As String) As ChilkatCertStore

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

Returns Nothing on failure

CreateMemoryStore() As ChilkatCertStore

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

Returns Nothing on failure

CreateRegistryStore(regRoot As String, regPath As String) As ChilkatCertStore

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 Nothing on failure

OpenChilkatStore() As ChilkatCertStore

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

Returns Nothing on failure

OpenCurrentUserStore() As ChilkatCertStore

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

Returns Nothing on failure

OpenFileStore(path As String) As ChilkatCertStore

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

Returns Nothing on failure

OpenLocalSystemStore() As ChilkatCertStore

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

Returns Nothing on failure

OpenOutlookStore() As ChilkatCertStore

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

Returns Nothing on failure

OpenRegistryStore(regRoot As String, regPath As String) As ChilkatCertStore

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 Nothing on failure