I recently needed to encrypt some data in a Windows Store App and decrypt it on the server in a full .NET Framework application. The Encryption APIs available in the two environments are different, so I came up with the following class that implements a compatible pair of encryption and decryption functions to enable encrypting in a Store App and Decrypting on the server or vice versa.
It’s a single file, and has conditional compilation directives so it works on both kinds of projects. It uses AES 256-bit encryption and you must share both a 256bit key and an and initialization vector between your two projects. Typically the IV is shared in code, and the key is acquired at runtime.
The result is a single object called EncDec in the attached EncDec.cs file. that you new-up with the IV and the key, and then use .Encrypt() and .Decrypt(). All data is passed as strings, base64 endoded if needed.
Here’s how to call it
string plainText = "Hello, World!"; string TestKey = "gFlMfLZu4unBGfBh9weIuLwlcXHSa59vxyUQWM3yh1M="; string TestIV = "rRNgGypocle9VG9bth6kxg=="; var ed = new EncDec(TestKey, TestIV); var cypherText = ed.Encrypt(plainText); var plainText2 = ed.Decrypt(cypherText);