Create ZIP files from .NET applications
The .NET System.IO namespace lets you perform most
file system operations easily unless you want to compress or ZIP
a file. Why couldn't the framework's Copy function simply include a Compress
option? You can use NTFS file compression (see
my sample) but this doesn't compress the file a heck of a lot.
A better approach is to invoke functionality from the Visual
J# library. The link below allows you to download a working C#
sample that I found on the web. I don't think there are any issues with me
making it available here. Search for SharpZip in Google for the
complete sample and a thorough discussion.
Basically, in your C# application you reference the Java Runtime vsjlib.dll
and use the functionality in the java.util and
The sample includes a lot of code, most of which is dedicated to the user
interface. The code required to zip files is actually pretty straight forward
and can easily be adapted to your needs.
Download the code