reading/writing zip files?


  • Is there any support for reading and writing zip files?

    Ideally I just want to extract a zip file into a directory and package a directory into a zip file.

    I had a look at Windows.Storage.Compression (and the Compression sample) but this doesn't seem to handle zip files and from what I can gather it only handles the very basics of compressed streams.

    Is there any high level support for dealing with zip files?

    Friday, March 9, 2012 1:16 AM


  • If you don't want to use Windows.Storage.Compression you could write a Component Library in C# which uses System.IO.Compression.ZipArchive to manipulate the zip file.

    A good way to find what is available regarding a keyword is to use Visual Studio's Object Browser and search for "Zip".

    If you want to stay completely JavaScript there are also some 3rd party JavaScript zip modules you might look at. Check out your favorite search engine.


    Friday, March 9, 2012 3:12 AM