How to use a ZIP file from Application resource. RRS feed

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  • Hello i was using the following codes in .NET framework 4.5
    using System;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    using System.IO.Compression;
    using System.Reflection;
    namespace prj_Installer.Forms
        public partial class Installing
            void Install()
                ZipFile.ExtractToDirectory(Resource.FilePath, Program.FilePath);
    how i can get my zip File directory without extracting nor using it from another directory?

    Thanks from now.

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:26 PM

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  • Starting with .NET 4.5 you have the ZipArchive Class. Using it and it's brothers allows you to practically treat a zip-File like a folder. In particular you can treat each Entry like a file in a folder:

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    Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:27 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting MSDN forum.

    System.IO.Compression namespace provides methods to zip and unzip files. For creating zip file, that

    namespace provides ZipArchive class. That represents a zip file. Now it's time to insert files, so we can use FileOpenPicker to pick files and to add files in archive, we will use ZipArchiveEntry class

    Here is a complete demo that can would be helpful for you.

    Best Regards,


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    Friday, March 31, 2017 6:15 AM