public size_t encode_step (uchar[] _in, bool break_lines, char* _out, ref int state, ref int save)

Incrementally encode a sequence of binary data into its Base-64 stringified representation.

By calling this function multiple times you can convert data in chunks to avoid having to have the full encoded data in memory.

When all of the data has been converted you must call encode_close to flush the saved state.

The output buffer must be large enough to fit all the data that will be written to it. Due to the way base64 encodes you will need at least: ( len / 3 + 1) * 4 + 4 bytes (+ 4 may be needed in case of non-zero state). If you enable line-breaking you will need at least: (( len / 3 + 1) * 4 + 4) / 76 + 1 bytes of extra space.

break_lines is typically used when putting base64-encoded data in emails. It breaks the lines at 76 columns instead of putting all of the text on the same line. This avoids problems with long lines in the email system. Note however that it breaks the lines with `LF` characters, not `CR LF` sequences, so the result cannot be passed directly to SMTP or certain other protocols.



whether to break long lines


Saved state between steps, initialize to 0


Saved state between steps, initialize to 0


the binary data to encode


the length of in


pointer to destination buffer


The number of bytes of output that was written

Namespace: GLib.Base64
Package: glib-2.0