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Posted 24 May 2004

Iterate and Extract Cabinet File

, 24 May 2004 CPOL
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Iterate and extract Cabinet File


The .NET Framework doesn't provide us with Cabinet File functionality through the programming interface. However, the Setupapi.dll enables us to handle cabinet files except for compressing. This TCabinet class encapsulates some functions of the Setupapi.dll in order to iterate and extract a cabinet file.


TCabinet class encapsulates the following functions in setupapi.dll:

[DllImport("SetupApi.dll", CharSet=CharSet.Auto)]
public static extern bool SetupIterateCabinet(string cabinetFile, 
                    uint reserved, PSP_FILE_CALLBACK callBack, uint context); 

public delegate uint PSP_FILE_CALLBACK(uint context, uint notification, 
                                       IntPtr param1, IntPtr param2);

private uint CallBack(uint context, uint notification, IntPtr param1, 
                     IntPtr param2)
    uint rtnValue = SetupApiWrapper.NO_ERROR;
    switch (notification)
        case SetupApiWrapper.SPFILENOTIFY_FILEINCABINET:
            rtnValue = OnFileFound(context, notification, param1, param2);
        case SetupApiWrapper.SPFILENOTIFY_FILEEXTRACTED:
            rtnValue = OnFileExtractComplete(param1);
            rtnValue = SetupApiWrapper.NO_ERROR;
    return rtnValue;


  • 25th May, 2004: Initial post


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GeneralThanks so much its working fine for me. Pin
shahshi24-Aug-10 22:22
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GeneralThe system cannot find the file specified Pin
mikey22217-Oct-09 14:07
membermikey22217-Oct-09 14:07 
GeneralEssential!!! Pin
Rakshun29-Aug-09 9:04
memberRakshun29-Aug-09 9:04 
GeneralSomething is wrong!It cannot open the 2nd cab file. Pin
winxp8455-Jan-09 11:12
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GeneralError opening second cab Pin
Xtravar24-Oct-08 8:53
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QuestionSome Questions! Pin
lilish18-Dec-06 10:07
memberlilish18-Dec-06 10:07 
GeneralA little more work required Pin
Colin Angus Mackay25-May-04 10:55
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