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Warning
From version 24, fUncrypt is kept for backward compatibility. This function is replaced by fDecrypt.
Decrypts a file that was encrypted by fEncrypt.
Versions 15 and later
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
New in version 15
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Windows Mobile
// Decrypt a file
ResDecrypt = fDecrypt("\MyDir\EncryptedFile.txt", ...
"\MyDir\DecryptedFile.txt", "Password")
Syntax
<Result> = fDecrypt(<Path of file to decrypt> , <Path of decrypted file> , <Password> [, <Type of encryption used> [, <Format of encrypted file>]])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the decryption was performed,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo associated with the errMessage constant.
<Path of file to decrypt>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of the file to decrypt (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used. This file must have been encrypted by fEncrypt.
Versions 15 and later
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
New in version 15
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
Windows Mobile This path must be a full path or a UNC path. It cannot be a relative path.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories.
iPhone/iPad This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories.
<Path of decrypted file>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of the decrypted file (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used.
Versions 15 and later
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
New in version 15
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
Windows Mobile This path must be a full path or a UNC path. It cannot be a relative path.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories.
iPhone/iPad This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories.
<Password>: Character string (with quotes)
Password used to decrypt the file. This password must be identical to the password used to encrypt the file. A long password provides better encryption security.
<Type of encryption used>: Optional constant
Specifies the type of encryption performed. This parameter must be identical to the one specified during the encryption.
cryptNoneNo encryption was performed.
cryptFast
(Default value)
Priority was given to the encryption speed (algorithm on 128 bits).
Versions 15 and later
AndroidAndroid Widget This constant is not available.
New in version 15
AndroidAndroid Widget This constant is not available.
AndroidAndroid Widget This constant is not available.
cryptRC516Priority is given to the encryption security (RC5 algorithm on 16 rounds).
AndroidAndroid Widget This constant has no effect.
cryptSecurePriority was given to the encryption security (RC5 algorithm on 128 bits).
AndroidAndroid Widget The algorithm used will be a PBE algorithm (Password Based Encryption).
<Format of encrypted file>: Optional Integer constant
Specifies the format of the encrypted file. This parameter must be identical to the one specified during the encryption.
encodePCS or TrueASCII format. The encrypted file will contain printable characters only.
encodeNone or False
(Default value)
Binary format. The encrypted file may contain non-printable characters.
encodeBASE64BASE 64 format. The encrypted file will contain printable characters only.
encodeUUEncodeUUEncode format. The encrypted file will contain printable characters only.
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter is ignored.
Remarks

Managing errors

fDecrypt generates an error in the following cases:
  • the file to decrypt does not exist or it is locked,
  • the path of the file to decrypt is invalid,
  • the <Password> is an empty string or it differs from the <Password> used to encrypt the file,
  • the <Type of decryption> differs from the <Type of encryption> specified during the encryption,
  • the <Format of encrypted file> differs from the one specified during the encryption,
  • the user has no read rights on the file to decrypt,
  • the user has no write rights on the file to decrypt.
  • a Unicode string was used for the <Path of file to decrypt> or for the <Path of decrypted file> in an operating system such as Windows 98 or Windows Me.

Encrypting/Decrypting a character string

To encrypt/decrypt a character string, use Encrypt and Decrypt.
Android

Encryption in Android/Java and decryption by a WINDEV application (or conversely)

Caution: the encryption/decryption algorithms used in Java and Android differ from the ones used by WINDEV. Therefore, you cannot encrypt a file in Java or Android and decrypt it with WINDEV (and conversely).
Related Examples:
The encryption functions Unit examples (WINDEV): The encryption functions
[ + ] Using the encryption/decryption functions of WINDEV.
This example is used to:
- Encrypt a character string
- Decrypt a character string
The encryption functions Unit examples (WINDEV Mobile): The encryption functions
[ + ] Using the WLanguage encryption and decryption functions.
This example is used to:
- Encrypt a character string
- Decrypt a character string
Component : wd250std.dll
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