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Zip and Unzip from a C# program using J# runtime

, 25 Apr 2004 CPOL
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Zip and Unzip from a C# program using java.util.zip

Introduction

There are a lot of libraries to work with zip files. I found a very easy way to work with zip files from a C# program. The Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 comes with new language: J#. Let's look at it a little. For sure, Java is a parent of it; if so, java.util.zip is somewhere here! I spent a few minutes and found it in vjslib.dll. Let's do the work. Start a new C# project and select Windows Application. Our goal is something like that:

All we need to do is: add reference to our project:

Now, we can use it:

// Output stream 
java.io.FileOutputStream fos = new java.io.FileOutputStream(zipFileName); 

// Tie to zip stream 
java.util.zip.ZipOutputStream zos = new java.util.zip.ZipOutputStream(fos); 

// Stream with source file 
java.io.FileInputStream fis = new java.io.FileInputStream(sourceFile); 

// It's our entry in zip 
java.util.zip.ZipEntry ze = new java.util.zip.ZipEntry(sourceFile); 

zos.putNextEntry(ze); 
sbyte[] buffer = new sbyte[1024]; 
int len; 

// Read and write until done 
while((len = fis.read(buffer)) >= 0) 
{ 
    zos.write(buffer, 0, len); 
}
 
// Close everything 
zos.closeEntry(); 
fis.close(); 
zos.close(); 
fos.close(); 

Conclusion

That's all! Demo application is included.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Valeri Makarov
Software Developer
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Over 12 years of experience as a Software Developer/Engineer, development and production support applications for MS DOS, MS Windows.
Certified C Programmer
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Certified Visual FoxPro Programmer
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QuestionWhat about cyrillics? Pin
chien-andalou, 16-Jul-09 6:32
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GeneralHanging onto corrupt file Pin
terry summers, 22-Mar-09 11:16
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Questionunzipped progress status Pin
byteway, 2-Oct-07 22:38
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QuestionUnzip file stored in database Pin
mikebiro, 1-Oct-07 13:11
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QuestionCan I zip without folder structure? Pin
jupinno_ys, 15-Aug-07 22:57
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AnswerRe: Can I zip without folder structure? Pin
PranaySharma84, 27-Aug-07 4:55
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GeneralProblem in unzip Pin
hamidreza Talebi, 7-Aug-07 2:18
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QuestionSize of Zipped File Pin
kyreddy, 26-Jun-07 5:00
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Generalzip files with password Pin
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GeneralRe: zip files with password Pin
Valeri, 18-Apr-07 20:47
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GeneralRe: zip files with password Pin
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GeneralRe: zip files with password Pin
Valeri, 7-Jun-07 8:13
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QuestionHow to unzip password protected zip files? Pin
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AnswerRe: How to unzip password protected zip files? Pin
Valeri, 18-Apr-07 20:53
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GeneralGood job Pin
joachimF, 7-Dec-06 0:52
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QuestionHow can we unzip password-protected files. Pin
Anjum Rizwi, 26-Nov-06 20:56
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QuestionIs it possible to read in the middle of the zip file? Pin
shultas, 30-Aug-06 16:52
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AnswerRe: Is it possible to read in the middle of the zip file? Pin
Valeri, 30-Aug-06 21:21
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GeneralRe: Is it possible to read in the middle of the zip file? Pin
shultas, 31-Aug-06 12:19
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GeneralZip Folder qithin a zip folder Pin
M Ali Raza, 5-Apr-06 22:02
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GeneralProblem In Latin FileNames Pin
dealarconjose, 15-Mar-06 2:03
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GeneralAlternative (with code) Pin
Elmue, 21-Nov-05 1:41
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GeneralWhat about multiple folders? Pin
dragomir, 22-Dec-05 1:54
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GeneralRe: What about multiple folders? Pin
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GeneralRe: What about multiple folders? Pin
wyattda, 17-Jan-06 18:36
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GeneralRe: Alternative (with code) Pin
chris175, 5-Dec-06 5:49
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GeneralAble to zip directories and their contents Pin
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GeneralRe: Able to zip directories and their contents Pin
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GeneralRe: Able to zip directories and their contents Pin
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GeneralZipping folders and their subdirectories Pin
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GeneralRe: Zipping folders and their subdirectories Pin
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GeneralThank You Pin
Seth O'Neal, 6-May-05 8:37
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GeneralThere is a bug in those classes Pin
Nishant S, 9-May-04 4:56
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GeneralRe: There is a bug in those classes Pin
Valeri, 9-May-04 5:28
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GeneralRe: There is a bug in those classes Pin
Nishant S, 9-May-04 5:30
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GeneralRe: There is a bug in those classes Pin
cmhasan, 29-Nov-04 6:25
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GeneralThis actually has a problem. Pin
udaan2003, 3-May-04 6:46
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GeneralRe: This actually has a problem. Pin
Valeri, 3-May-04 8:02
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GeneralRe: This actually has a problem. Pin
udaan2003, 4-May-04 6:58
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GeneralRe: This actually has a problem. Pin
Valeri, 4-May-04 8:00
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GeneralThis has been covered in a fair bit of detail in another article... Pin
Duncanma, 25-Apr-04 23:22
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GeneralRe: This has been covered in a fair bit of detail in another article... Pin
Valeri, 25-Apr-04 23:45
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