Alright I've written a password manager before in Java, but it sucked pretty bad. I've decided to make another one in C#. My problem is I don't knwo what file format to use. I could use a text file and use des encryption, but I wanted to know if its possible if I can use mssql express and somehow encrypt the .mdf file i store stuff in. Also, would other users have to have mssql express or just the .net framework?

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I use the .NET framework encryption classes to encrypt and salt passwords, then store them in MSSQL as binary datatype.

it lookse like there is a response to the first part, I use the encryption classes as well in the .net framework, they work preaty well. As far as if sql express is needed to be installed they would not, they would just need the file the data is stored in.

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