Encoding and Decoding to Base64


I did a bit of work today that included encoding and decoding of a string to Base64. It’s nothing overly complicated for those already familiar with .NET and encoding schemes, but with having not posted for a few days, I thought I’d share.  Base64 is an encoding scheme that looks to represent binary data in a textual format using the standard ASCII character set. Metastorm BPM for example returns a Base64 encoded string when it pulls attachments from its eAttachment table (stored as a SQL Image data type) using the GetAttachment() method.  Anyway, I’m rambling, here’s the code in C#:

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