I am trying to load a CkXml object from a CkByteData object. However, the only interfaces available for loading from memory are LoadXml and LoadXml2. Both of those only take a char * rather than a CkByteData.
I tried loading with a call to LoadXml(data.getBytes()) as well as LoadXml(data.getData()) and was getting erratic behavior with both. I found out it is because the underlying byte array in CkByteData is not NULL-terminated! There is no way to tell LoadXml how many bytes to read, and there is no way to pass a CkByteData object, and there is no way to even set a NULL terminator on a CkByteData!
The only way I got around this was with a little ugly hack:
CkByteData data; // load some data (in my case, from a CkZipEntry) // here is the hack to set a NULL term. getData() returns a const char * // that must be cast to a char * so we can modify it. ((char*)data.getData())[data.getSize() - 1] = 0; CkXml xml; xml.LoadXml(data.getData());
Even with this hack, I had to be sure that there was enough room to hold the NULL term, so I had to pre-allocate my CkByteData with xml.get_UncompressedLength() + 1.
Is there any other way to get around this? If not, please consider adding a LoadXml interface that accepts a CkByteData object.
Append a null byte to the CkByteData:
data.appendChar(0); CkXml xml; xml.LoadXml((const char *)data.getData());