Is there a way to automatically encode and decode open types with their containing types?

Yes. To do this you can set the AUTOMATIC_ENCDEC flag before calling the encoder/decoder by calling the ossSetFlags() function. See the Runtime Restrictions section to learn more about the automatic encoding/decoding of open types).


Open types created by the use of the ASN1.DeferDecoding directives can only be manually encoded/decoded separately from their containing structures.

Only open types with component relation constraints may be encoded/decoded automatically.

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