ZipArchive.GetEntry Method (String)

.NET Framework (current version)

Retrieves a wrapper for the specified entry in the zip archive.

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

Public Function GetEntry (
	entryName As String
) As ZipArchiveEntry


Type: System.String

A path, relative to the root of the archive, that identifies the entry to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Compression.ZipArchiveEntry

A wrapper for the specified entry in the archive; null if the entry does not exist in the archive.

Exception Condition

entryName is Empty.


entryName is null.


The zip archive does not support reading.


The zip archive has been disposed.


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

If multiple entries that have the specified name exist in the archive, the first one is returned. The name of the entry is compared to entryName using ordinal comparison.

The following example shows how to use the GetEntry method to retrieve an entry.

Imports System.IO
Imports System.IO.Compression

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        Dim zipPath As String = "c:\example\"

        Using archive As ZipArchive = ZipFile.Open(zipPath, ZipArchiveMode.Update)
            Dim entry As ZipArchiveEntry = archive.GetEntry("ExistingFile.txt")

            Using writer As StreamWriter = New StreamWriter(entry.Open())
                writer.BaseStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.End)
                writer.WriteLine("append line to file")
            End Using
            entry.LastWriteTime = DateTimeOffset.UtcNow.LocalDateTime
        End Using
    End Sub

End Module

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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