Use SQLCipher in Xamarin Shared Library


Hello we’re developing a native app in Microsoft Xamaring.Forms using the sql-net-pcl v1.4.118.

Using nuget packages:
NETStandard.Library v2.01
Newtonsoft.JSON v11.0.1
Xamarin.Forms v2.5.1.444934
sqlite-net-pcl v1.4.118

The project is a Shared Library using NETStandard Library, with iOS and Android projects referencing the library/.dll.

We are using the trial SQLCipher libraries at the moment.

How do we implement the SQLCipher libraries with the sql-net-pcl nuget and do we encrypt the SQLite database with SQLCipher?


Hello @nsp

Thank you for your interest in SQLCipher for Xamarin. Our SQLCipher packages use a slightly different package, with a dependency on SQLite.Net.Core, not (praeclarum/sqlite-net), a PCL-based library. We have been working on migrating to use sqlite-net as an alternative package for the future, however this is an involved process due to the wide range of platforms and compatibility requirements. If using the current version of the packages is not feasible, we could certainly follow back up with you at a later date when the client library has been changed and offer a new trial at that point. We plan to support using .NET Standard in the future release.