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Portable Compression Libraries for .NET 4.5, Windows Store and Windows Phone

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 21, 2013

Microsoft has released a beta of a new portable library called Bcl.Compression that adds support for zip archives and compress streams (i.e. deflate and gzip) for the Portable Http Client. Unfortunately it requires a native library so Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.x developers are out of luck.

Support for Zip Files Still Lacking In .NET 3.0

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 02, 2007 4

The ability to use file compression like the venerable ZIP format is very important to many developers. For those developers using.NET, that means dropping to command shell or using a third-party component. With .NET 3.0, there is built-in support for ZIP files, though the implementation is somewhat questionable.

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