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!

Comments (3)

  1. Pete says:

    I would like to add that the ability to make compound files would be very useful as well. I have need of them in a project and I’m considering using zip files instead.. but a true managed compound file would be very very cool.

    thanks.

  2. Byron Adams says:

    Hmm, I thought they were already in the J# library. Of course would be nice to not have to install J# just for that support.

  3. Kit George says:

    Pete/Byron, compound file support is also being considered, but it will be a bit further out than compression support.