Adding Zip capabilities to .NET [Kit George]

Recently, John Cronin enquired whether we could consider adding the capability to be able to compress or decompress files. John, we’re actively considering adding compression stream capabilities into .NET in an upcoming release, so keep your eye out for a beta product in the near future, which will include these capabilities!


A query about providing more managed solutions [Kit George]

In a post to the BCL Website question page, nfactorial inquired if there is a timeline by which the BCL (and the .NET Framework in general) intends to have full support for unmanaged APIs? Nfactorial, we plan ot continue to expand the framework to have more and more managed solutions, and Longhorn will have a…


Adding a generic version of ArrayList [Kit George]

Recently, Olivier Le Pichon queried whether we were considering adding a generic version of ArrayList to the BCL. The answer simply is ‘yes we are!’. If you can get yourself a hold of the PDC bits for Whidbey, then you can check out the System.Collections.Generic.List class, and associated collections also.