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asn1_read_value_type(3) libtasn1 asn1_read_value_type(3)
asn1_read_value_type - API function
int asn1_read_value_type(asn1_node root, const char * name, void *
ivalue, int * len, unsigned int * etype);
pointer to a structure.
const char * name
the name of the element inside a structure that you want to
void * ivalue
vector that will contain the element's content, must be a
pointer to memory cells already allocated (may be NULL).
int * len number of bytes of *value: value..value[len-1]. Initialy
holds the sizeof value.
unsigned int * etype
The type of the value read (ASN1_ETYPE)
Returns the type and value of one element inside a structure. If an
element is OPTIONAL and this returns ASN1_ELEMENT_NOT_FOUND, it means
that this element wasn't present in the der encoding that created the
structure. The first element of a SEQUENCE_OF or SET_OF is named "?1".
The second one "?2" and so on. If the root provided is a node to
specific sequence element, then the keyword "?CURRENT" is also
acceptable and indicates the current sequence element of this node.
Note that there can be valid values with length zero. In these case
this function will succeed and len will be zero.
VALUE will contain a two's complement form integer.
integer=-1 -> value=0xFF , len=1. integer=1 -> value=0x01 ,
As INTEGER (but only with not negative numbers).
VALUE will be the null terminated string "TRUE" or "FALSE" and LEN=5 or
OBJECT IDENTIFIER: VALUE will be a null terminated string with each
number separated by a dot (i.e. "22.214.171.1243.1").
LEN = strlen(VALUE)+1
VALUE will be a null terminated string in one of these formats:
"YYMMDDhhmmss+hh'mm'" or "YYMMDDhhmmss-hh'mm'". LEN=strlen(VALUE)+1.
VALUE will be a null terminated string in the same format used to set
OCTET STRING: VALUE will contain the octet string and LEN will be the
number of octets.
VALUE will contain the generalstring and LEN will be the number of
BIT STRING: VALUE will contain the bit string organized by bytes and
LEN will be the number of bits.
If NAME indicates a choice type, VALUE will specify the alternative
If NAME indicates an any type, VALUE will indicate the DER encoding of
the structure actually used.
ASN1_SUCCESS if value is returned, ASN1_ELEMENT_NOT_FOUND if name is
not a valid element, ASN1_VALUE_NOT_FOUND if there isn't any value for
the element selected, and ASN1_MEM_ERROR if The value vector isn't big
enough to store the result, and in this case len will contain the
number of bytes needed. On the occasion that the stored data are of
zero-length this function may return ASN1_SUCCESS even if the provided
len is zero.
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