ZipFile Class

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Provides static methods for creating, extracting, and opening zip archives.

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

System.Object
  System.IO.Compression.ZipFile

[<AbstractClass>]
[<Sealed>]
type ZipFile = class end

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticCreateFromDirectory(String, String)

Creates a zip archive that contains the files and directories from the specified directory.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticCreateFromDirectory(String, String, CompressionLevel, Boolean)

Creates a zip archive that contains the files and directories from the specified directory, uses the specified compression level, and optionally includes the base directory.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticCreateFromDirectory(String, String, CompressionLevel, Boolean, Encoding)

Creates a zip archive that contains the files and directories from the specified directory, uses the specified compression level and character encoding for entry names, and optionally includes the base directory.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticExtractToDirectory(String, String)

Extracts all the files in the specified zip archive to a directory on the file system.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticExtractToDirectory(String, String, Encoding)

Extracts all the files in the specified zip archive to a directory on the file system and uses the specified character encoding for entry names.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticOpen(String, ZipArchiveMode)

Opens a zip archive at the specified path and in the specified mode.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticOpen(String, ZipArchiveMode, Encoding)

Opens a zip archive at the specified path, in the specified mode, and by using the specified character encoding for entry names.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticOpenRead(String)

Opens a zip archive for reading at the specified path.

System_CAPS_importantImportant

To use the ZipFile class, you must add a reference to the System.IO.Compression.FileSystem assembly in your project; otherwise, you'll get the following error message when trying to compile : The name 'ZipFile' does not exist in the current context. For more information on how to add a reference to your project in Visual Studio, see How to: Add or Remove References By Using the Reference Manager.

The methods for manipulating zip archives and their files are spread across three classes: ZipFile, ZipArchive and ZipArchiveEntry.

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Create a zip archive from a directory

ZipFile.CreateFromDirectory

Extract the contents of a zip archive to a directory

ZipFile.ExtractToDirectory

Add new files to an existing zip archive

ZipArchive.CreateEntry

Retrieve an file in a zip archive

ZipArchive.GetEntry

Retrieve all of the files in a zip archive

ZipArchive.Entries

To open a stream to an individual file contained in a zip archive

ZipArchiveEntry.Open

Delete a file from a zip archive

ZipArchiveEntry.Delete

You cannot use the ZipFile or ZipFileExtensions classes in Windows 8.x Store apps. In Windows 8.x Store apps, you should use the following classes to work with compressed files.

This example shows how to create and extract a zip archive by using the ZipFile class. It compresses the contents of a folder into a zip archive, and then extracts that content to a new folder.

System_CAPS_tipTip

To use the ZipFile class, you must reference the System.IO.Compression.FileSystem assembly in your project.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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