How to Use DPAPI with Qt Framework to Encrypt and Decrypt Data

When dealing with data encryption and decryption in Windows operating systems, probably one of the best choices is to use the Data Protection API. In this post I’ll be sharing two simple functions that can be used to encrypt and decrypt data (such as passwords, recovery keys and so on) that you want to store in an easy, quick and highly protected manner. Needless to say, these functions can be used with C++ and Qt Framework.

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How to Access Windows Event Log Using C++ with Qt and Win32 API

In this post I’ll share a method you can use to access and read events in Windows operating system, using C++. Note that this method is modified to be used with Qt, but you can easily replace the few Qt classes used in this example and remove the dependency on Qt if you are using any other frameworks. In any case, this method relies on Win32 APIs and will work only on Windows operating system.

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How to use Windows API in Qt (A simple example)

Qt is a cross-platform framework that encapsulates API across many Operating Systems but one always faces situations in which he/she needs to access and use OS specific capabilities. Windows API is a massive collection of interfaces that allow a programmer to use and include Windows features in their programs.  Below is a simple example on how to use Windows API in Qt.

Let’s say we want to use GetSystemTime function in our Qt program. Searching Google for “GetSystemTime API” you’ll get the API Documentation from MSDN website. Parameters and return type values should be obvious:

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