Entries Property
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ZipArchive.Entries Property

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Gets the collection of entries that are currently in the zip archive.

Namespace:   System.IO.Compression
Assembly:  System.IO.Compression (in System.IO.Compression.dll)

public ReadOnlyCollection<ZipArchiveEntry> Entries { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.ObjectModel.ReadOnlyCollection<ZipArchiveEntry>

The collection of entries that are currently in the zip archive.

Exception Condition

The zip archive does not support reading.


The zip archive has been disposed.


The zip archive is corrupt, and its entries cannot be retrieved.

Use the Entries property to retrieve the entire collection of entries. Use the GetEntry method to retrieve a single entry by name.

The following example shows how to open a zip archive and iterate through the collection of entries.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.IO.Compression;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            string zipPath = @"c:\example\start.zip";
            string extractPath = @"c:\example\extract";

            using (ZipArchive archive = ZipFile.OpenRead(zipPath))
                foreach (ZipArchiveEntry entry in archive.Entries)
                    if (entry.FullName.EndsWith(".txt", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase))
                        entry.ExtractToFile(Path.Combine(extractPath, entry.FullName));

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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