How do I open a zip file to read in c#

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  1. Christine
    Christine avatar
    1 posts
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    Jul 2017

    Posted 25 Jul 2017 Link to this post

    I am testing a program that downloads a zipped directory that contains text files.  I tried writing a utility that unzips the directory in c# but the version of C# does not support System.IO.Compression.ZipFile.  I would like to be able to unzip the files to read and compare.  Is there a way to read the zipped files without this namespace package?


    Here is the example C# code I tried using as an example which does not work because the .ZipFile namespace does not exist.


    using System;

    using System.IO;

    using System.IO.Compression;


    string startPath = @"c:\example\start";

    string zipPath = @"c:\example\";

    string extractPath = @"c:\example\extract";

    ZipFile.CreateFromDirectory(startPath, zipPath);

    ZipFile.ExtractToDirectory(zipPath, extractPath);



  2. Nikolai
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    Posted 28 Jul 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Christine,

    You can use the .NET 4.0 zip support which is somewhat limited or use Telerik's - ZipArchive implementation part of WPF/WinForms bundle for all zip related tasks.

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