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Developer
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎02-14-2011
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Rogers

How to set a contact picture using a base64 encoded image string??

I am having difficulties setting a contact picture using a base64 encoded image string. Is there some encoding/decoding I need to do before calling contact.setPicture(base64String); ? 

Regular Contributor
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎03-09-2012
My Device: PlayBook & Bold 9780
My Carrier: n/a

Re: How to set a contact picture using a base64 encoded image string??

Sure you need to decode it first.

The setPicture function expects the picture in a Binary Large Object, not encoded in any form.

Developer
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎02-14-2011
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: How to set a contact picture using a base64 encoded image string??

[ Edited ]

This is the code I am using to decode the base64 string. At the bottom is the section where I am setting the contact picture. It is returning a null error.

 

var keyStr = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP" +
               "QRSTUVWXYZabcdef" +
               "ghijklmnopqrstuv" +
               "wxyz0123456789+/" +
               "=";

  function decode64(input) {
     var output = "";
     var chr1, chr2, chr3 = "";
     var enc1, enc2, enc3, enc4 = "";
     var i = 0;

     // remove all characters that are not A-Z, a-z, 0-9, +, /, or =
     var base64test = /[^A-Za-z0-9\+\/\=]/g;
     if (base64test.exec(input)) {
        alert("There were invalid base64 characters in the input text.\n" +
              "Valid base64 characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, '+', '/',and '='\n" +
              "Expect errors in decoding.");
     }
     input = input.replace(/[^A-Za-z0-9\+\/\=]/g, "");

     do {
        enc1 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));
        enc2 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));
        enc3 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));
        enc4 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));

        chr1 = (enc1 << 2) | (enc2 >> 4);
        chr2 = ((enc2 & 15) << 4) | (enc3 >> 2);
        chr3 = ((enc3 & 3) << 6) | enc4;

        output = output + String.fromCharCode(chr1);

        if (enc3 != 64) {
           output = output + String.fromCharCode(chr2);
        }
        if (enc4 != 64) {
           output = output + String.fromCharCode(chr3);
        }

        chr1 = chr2 = chr3 = "";
        enc1 = enc2 = enc3 = enc4 = "";

     } while (i < input.length);

     return unescape(output);
  }

....
try
{
//need to unescape the slashes
var string=obj.base64.replace(/\//g,"/");							
var base64decoded = decode64(string);									contact.setPicture(base64decoded);
}catch (err){
alert("Set Picture Error: " + err);
}
....

  I am certain the decode64 function is returning a value. Can I decode using stringToBlob? if so what are the params? blackberry.utils.stringToBlob(base64, "BASE64")??

Developer
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎02-14-2011
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: How to set a contact picture using a base64 encoded image string??

Or possibly blackberry.utils.stringToBlob(base64);?

I'm confused on this decoding thing. When I decode my base64 I get an output starting with PNG....is that the binary image data?
Developer
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎02-14-2011
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: How to set a contact picture using a base64 encoded image string??

Got it sorted thanks for the info on binary image data!