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Source Code Dump binary to array of bytes

Discussion in 'C++' started by GH_Rake, Feb 15, 2018.

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  1. GH_Rake


    Just a simple source, you can drag and drop any binary on the .exe and it will create a .h file of the binary converted into an array of bytes. Useful if you want to embed your file and inject it from memory or drop it to disk or whatever.

    The resulting text file looks like this

    Code (C):
    #pragma comment(lib, "shlwapi.lib")
    #include <Windows.h>
    #include <Shlwapi.h>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <fstream>
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    if (!argv[1])
    printf("You must drag and drop your binary onto this .exe \n");
    printf("Press any key to exit . . .");
    return 0;
    //create input file stream
    std::ifstream binary(argv[1], std::ios::binary | std::ios::ate);
    //tellg = end of file becuz ios::ate
    auto size = binary.tellg();
    //create aob to store file bytes
    unsigned char * aob = new unsigned char[size];
    //seek to begin of file
    binary.seekg(0, std::ios::beg);
    //read file into aob and close
    binary.read((char*)aob, size);
    //Get path and create a .h with same filename
    char path[MAX_PATH];
    strcpy_s(path, MAX_PATH, argv[1]);
    PathRenameExtension(path, ".h");
    CloseHandle(CreateFile(path, GENERIC_WRITE, 0, 0, CREATE_ALWAYS, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, 0));
    //open header file stream
    std::ofstream header(path, std::ios::out | std::ios::binary);
    header << "unsigned char binary[] = { ";
    //Write contents of aob to header file
    for (unsigned int i = 0; i < size; i++)
    header << "0x";
    if ((unsigned int)aob[i] == 0)
    header << "00";
    header << std::hex << (unsigned int)aob[i];
    header << ", ";
    header << "};";
    delete aob;
    printf("AOB Header File Created!\n");
    printf("Press Any Key To Exit");
    return 0;
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  2. Rip Cord

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