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IPWorks ZIP 2022 .NET Edition

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ZCompress Component

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The ZCompress component implements an LZC compressor and decompressor. It is compatible with the UNIX compress utility.

Syntax

nsoftware.IPWorksZip.Zcompress

Remarks

The LZC file format is used only to archive a single file. Accordingly, the operation of the component is simpler than that of the other components.

To compress with the component, set ArchiveFile to the name of the LZC compressed file to be created, and FileDecompressedName to the name of the file to be compressed. Finally, invoke Compress. To extract the file, first set ArchiveFile. FileDecompressedName may then be set; if not, it will automatically be set based on the ArchiveFile name. Finally, invoke the Extract method.

Example (Creating an LZC File)

ZipControl.ArchiveFile = "c:\test.Z" ZipControl.FileDecompressedName = "c:\test.txt" ZipControl.Compress() Example (Extracting from an LZC File)

ZipControl.ArchiveFile = "c:\test.Z" ZipControl.FileDecompressedName = "c:\test.txt" ZipControl.Extract()

Property List


The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ArchiveFileThe name of the zip, gzip, tar, or jar archive.
FileDecompressedNameFile name to decompress to, or compress from.
FileInputDataThe data of the file to be compressed.
ZCompressData(Decompression only) The LZC compressed file contents as a byte array.

Method List


The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AbortAborts the current operation.
CompressCreates the compressed archive.
ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
ExtractExtracts the compressed file from the archive.
ResetResets the component.
SetArchiveInputStreamThe stream to read the zip, tar, jar, or gzip archive from.
SetArchiveOutputStreamThe stream to write the zip, tar, jar, or gzip archive to.
SetFileInputStreamThe input stream to read the decompressed data from.

Event List


The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

BeginFileFired before a file is processed.
EndFileFired after a file is processed.
ErrorInformation about non-fatal errors.
OverwriteFired whenever a file exists and may be overwritten.
ProgressFired as progress is made.

Configuration Settings


The following is a list of configuration settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CloseStreamAfterCompressIf true, the component will close the output stream after compression.
WriteToProgressEventWhether or not to write data to the Progress Event.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
GUIAvailableTells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

ArchiveFile Property (ZCompress Component)

The name of the zip, gzip, tar, or jar archive.

Syntax

public string ArchiveFile { get; set; }
Public Property ArchiveFile As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the name of the archive to be read or written. This property is required when extracting files.

When Scan, Extract, or ExtractAll is invoked, the file specified by ArchiveFile will be opened for read. If the file does not exist, a trappable error will be generated.

When Compress is called, the file named by ArchiveFile will be written; if a file of this name already exists the Overwrite event will be fired. If ArchiveFile is set to the empty string (""), the archive will not be written to disk, and will be provided only through the Progress event.

The filename may be specified with or without a path. Paths may be relative or absolute, and should be specified in the format native to the host operating system. The filename should be specified with the appropriate extension (such as "zip"); an extension will not automatically be appended by the component.

If the file cannot be read, or written, as appropriate, a trappable error will be generated.

Example (Creating an Archive)

ZipControl.ArchiveFile = "c:\test.zip" ZipControl.RecurseSubdirectories = true ZipControl.IncludeFiles("c:\foo\*") ZipControl.Compress()

Note: an archive already open for read may be closed by setting ArchiveFile to the empty string ("").

FileDecompressedName Property (ZCompress Component)

File name to decompress to, or compress from.

Syntax

public string FileDecompressedName { get; set; }
Public Property FileDecompressedName As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

FileDecompressedName contains the name of the file in the archive, as stored on the file system, outside the archive.

When compressing a file and SetFileInputStream has not been called with a valid input stream, this property should be specified with a path, if necessary, to allow the file to be found by the component. If the file cannot be found when Compress is called, a trappable error will be generated, and the archive will not be correctly written.

When decompressing files, this property may be set prior to calling Extract. If this property is set to the empty string when Extract is called, Extract will automatically set this property to an appropriate value.

Paths on the local file system should be specified in the format native to the host operating system. They may also be specified in standard (UNIX) format, in which case they will be immediately converted.

FileInputData Property (ZCompress Component)

The data of the file to be compressed.

Syntax

public string FileInputData { get; set; }
public byte[] FileInputDataB { get; set; }
Public Property FileInputData As String
Public Property FileInputDataB As Byte()

Default Value

""

Remarks

When this property is set, the component will read in the data from this property instead of reading from the file contained in the FileDecompressedName property.

This property is not available at design time.

ZCompressData Property (ZCompress Component)

(Decompression only) The LZC compressed file contents as a byte array.

Syntax

public string ZCompressData { set; }
public byte[] ZCompressDataB { set; }
Public WriteOnly Property ZCompressData As String
Public WriteOnly Property ZCompressDataB As Byte()

Default Value

""

Remarks

Normally you should set ArchiveFile before invoking Extract. If you prefer to read the LZC compressed file from memory you may set ZCompressData instead. ZCompressData should be set to the entire contents of the LZC compressed file; this will allow you to read from the archive without writing any temporary files to disk.

If you would like to extract data from the archive without ever writing to disk you should also set WriteToProgressEvent to true, and you should set the value of FileDecompressedName to an empty string. Then, when you invoke Extract the data will be provided in the Progress event.

This property is write-only. Note that modifying a LZC compressed file stored in ZCompressData is not supported.

This property is write-only and not available at design time.

Abort Method (ZCompress Component)

Aborts the current operation.

Syntax

public void Abort();

Async Version
public async Task Abort();
public async Task Abort(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Abort()

Async Version
Public Sub Abort() As Task
Public Sub Abort(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

Abort may be used to immediately interrupt compression or decompression. Any files partially written by the component will be deleted.

Compress Method (ZCompress Component)

Creates the compressed archive.

Syntax

public void Compress();

Async Version
public async Task Compress();
public async Task Compress(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Compress()

Async Version
Public Sub Compress() As Task
Public Sub Compress(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

Invoking Compress creates the archive specified by ArchiveFile. When the method is called, the file specified by FileDecompressedName will be opened, and the file specified by ArchiveFile will contain the compressed output.

Config Method (ZCompress Component)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

public string Config(string configurationString);

Async Version
public async Task<string> Config(string configurationString);
public async Task<string> Config(string configurationString, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As String

Async Version
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As Task(Of String)
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task(Of String)

Remarks

Config is a generic method available in every component. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the component.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the component, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

Extract Method (ZCompress Component)

Extracts the compressed file from the archive.

Syntax

public void Extract();

Async Version
public async Task Extract();
public async Task Extract(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Extract()

Async Version
Public Sub Extract() As Task
Public Sub Extract(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

Invoking Extract decompresses the archive specified by ArchiveFile. The compressed file will be extracted, and written to disk.

If FileDecompressedName is set to a nonempty string the file will be written there. Otherwise the component will automatically set FileDecompressedName to an appropriate value:

If FileDecompressedName is empty and ArchiveFile ends in ".Z", this filename, less the ".Z" extension will be used. Otherwise the extension ".uncompressed" will be appended to the file name.

Reset Method (ZCompress Component)

Resets the component.

Syntax

public void Reset();

Async Version
public async Task Reset();
public async Task Reset(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Reset()

Async Version
Public Sub Reset() As Task
Public Sub Reset(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

Reset resets the state of the component. All properties will be set to their default values, and any files open will be closed.

SetArchiveInputStream Method (ZCompress Component)

The stream to read the zip, tar, jar, or gzip archive from.

Syntax

public void SetArchiveInputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream);

Async Version
public async Task SetArchiveInputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream);
public async Task SetArchiveInputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub SetArchiveInputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream)

Async Version
Public Sub SetArchiveInputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream) As Task
Public Sub SetArchiveInputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method should be set when the archive is to be read from a stream when Extract is called.

By default, and when this is set to null, the component will read from the file specified by ArchiveFile. However, when this is a valid stream, the data will be read from the stream.

SetArchiveOutputStream Method (ZCompress Component)

The stream to write the zip, tar, jar, or gzip archive to.

Syntax

public void SetArchiveOutputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream);

Async Version
public async Task SetArchiveOutputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream);
public async Task SetArchiveOutputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub SetArchiveOutputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream)

Async Version
Public Sub SetArchiveOutputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream) As Task
Public Sub SetArchiveOutputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method should be set when the archive is to be written to a stream when Compress is called.

By default, and when this is set to null, the component will write to the file specified by ArchiveFile. However, when this is a valid stream, the data will be written to the stream.

SetFileInputStream Method (ZCompress Component)

The input stream to read the decompressed data from.

Syntax

public void SetFileInputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream);

Async Version
public async Task SetFileInputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream);
public async Task SetFileInputStream(System.IO.Stream archiveStream, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub SetFileInputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream)

Async Version
Public Sub SetFileInputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream) As Task
Public Sub SetFileInputStream(ByVal ArchiveStream As System.IO.Stream, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

When this method is set to a valid stream, the component will read in the data from the stream as the current file instead of reading from the file contained in the FileDecompressedName property.

BeginFile Event (ZCompress Component)

Fired before a file is processed.

Syntax

public event OnBeginFileHandler OnBeginFile;

public delegate void OnBeginFileHandler(object sender, ZcompressBeginFileEventArgs e);

public class ZcompressBeginFileEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int Index { get; }
  public bool Skip { get; set; }
}
Public Event OnBeginFile As OnBeginFileHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnBeginFileHandler(sender As Object, e As ZcompressBeginFileEventArgs)

Public Class ZcompressBeginFileEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Index As Integer

  Public Property Skip As Boolean

End Class

Remarks

BeginFile is fired before compression or decompression begins. Index will contain 0.

You may use the Skip parameter to tell the component to skip the file when compressing or decompressing.

EndFile Event (ZCompress Component)

Fired after a file is processed.

Syntax

public event OnEndFileHandler OnEndFile;

public delegate void OnEndFileHandler(object sender, ZcompressEndFileEventArgs e);

public class ZcompressEndFileEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int Index { get; }
}
Public Event OnEndFile As OnEndFileHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnEndFileHandler(sender As Object, e As ZcompressEndFileEventArgs)

Public Class ZcompressEndFileEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Index As Integer

End Class

Remarks

EndFile is fired when compression or decompression finishes. Index will contain 0.

Error Event (ZCompress Component)

Information about non-fatal errors.

Syntax

public event OnErrorHandler OnError;

public delegate void OnErrorHandler(object sender, ZcompressErrorEventArgs e);

public class ZcompressErrorEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Description { get; }
  public int ErrorCode { get; }
  public int Index { get; }
  public string Filename { get; }
  public bool Ignore { get; set; }
}
Public Event OnError As OnErrorHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnErrorHandler(sender As Object, e As ZcompressErrorEventArgs)

Public Class ZcompressErrorEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

  Public ReadOnly Property ErrorCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Index As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Filename As String

  Public Property Ignore As Boolean

End Class

Remarks

The Error event is fired when non-fatal errors occur during compression or decompression. Note that if this event is fired during decompression this may indicate that the archive is corrupt.

By default these errors will cause the component to fail with an exception. The exception may be overridden by setting Ignore to true. This will cause the error to be ignored, the file will be skipped if necessary, and the component will continue operation.

ErrorCode will correspond to one of the following errors:

1Bad or missing CRC-32 checksum.
2Failed to set creation date of a file.
111Can't open file for read (skipping).

Description contains a textual description of the error. Index and Filename contain the array index (where appropriate) and filename of the file being processed at the time of the error.

Overwrite Event (ZCompress Component)

Fired whenever a file exists and may be overwritten.

Syntax

public event OnOverwriteHandler OnOverwrite;

public delegate void OnOverwriteHandler(object sender, ZcompressOverwriteEventArgs e);

public class ZcompressOverwriteEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Filename { get; set; }
  public bool Overwrite { get; set; }
}
Public Event OnOverwrite As OnOverwriteHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnOverwriteHandler(sender As Object, e As ZcompressOverwriteEventArgs)

Public Class ZcompressOverwriteEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public Property Filename As String

  Public Property Overwrite As Boolean

End Class

Remarks

Overwrite is fired when a file is about to be overwritten, and would overwrite an existing file. The event is fired during decompression.

Filename contains the full name of the file, specified with its pathname.

Overwrite specifies whether or not the file will be overwritten. For Zip, Jar, and Tar, this is equal by default to the value of the OverwriteFiles property. For Gzip, this value defaults to true.

Either of the parameters may be changed when the event is fired. Changing the value of Overwrite will override the default behavior of the component, and cause the file to be overwritten or not overwritten, depending on the value set. If Filename is changed, the value of Overwrite will be ignored, and the file will be written with the specified name. If a file of the new name also exists this file will be silently overwritten.

Progress Event (ZCompress Component)

Fired as progress is made.

Syntax

public event OnProgressHandler OnProgress;

public delegate void OnProgressHandler(object sender, ZcompressProgressEventArgs e);

public class ZcompressProgressEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Data { get; }
public byte[] DataB { get; } public string Filename { get; } public long BytesProcessed { get; } public int PercentProcessed { get; } }
Public Event OnProgress As OnProgressHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnProgressHandler(sender As Object, e As ZcompressProgressEventArgs)

Public Class ZcompressProgressEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Data As String
Public ReadOnly Property DataB As Byte() Public ReadOnly Property Filename As String Public ReadOnly Property BytesProcessed As Long Public ReadOnly Property PercentProcessed As Integer End Class

Remarks

The Progress event is automatically fired as compression or decompression is performed. When WriteToProgressEvent is true, the output data is provided through the Data parameter, allowing for it to be streamed out.

Filename contains the name of the file being written. If no file is being written, Filename will contain an empty string, and the output data will be provided exclusively through this event.

BytesProcessed contains the total number of uncompressed bytes processed. PercentProcessed contains the percent of uncompressed bytes processed, corresponding roughly to the running time of the operation.

For Gzip extraction only, BytesProcessed and PercentProcessed will reflect the number of compressed bytes extracted, as it is generally impossible to predetermine the total uncompressed size.

If WriteToProgressEvent is false, Data will contain null.

Configuration Settings (ZCompress Component)

The component accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the component, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

ZCompress Configuration Settings

CloseStreamAfterCompress:   If true, the component will close the output stream after compression.

This property is true by default. Therefore, by default, the output stream will be closed after compression is completed. In order to keep streams open after the compression completes, you must set this config to false.

WriteToProgressEvent:   Whether or not to write data to the Progress Event.

If WriteToProgressEvent is set to true, then all data produced through invocations of Extract, ExtractAll, and Compress will be written to the Progress event as well as to disk. Applications may stream out the compressed or decompressed data by trapping this event and copying the data.

If WriteToProgressEvent is set to false, the data will not be streamed out, and the Data parameter of the Progress event will contain null.

By default, this config is set to false.

Base Configuration Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the product's build.

GUIAvailable:   Tells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.

In a GUI-based application, long-running blocking operations may cause the application to stop responding to input until the operation returns. The component will attempt to discover whether or not the application has a message loop and, if one is discovered, it will process events in that message loop during any such blocking operation.

In some non-GUI applications, an invalid message loop may be discovered that will result in errant behavior. In these cases, setting GUIAvailable to false will ensure that the component does not attempt to process external events.

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a component is using. It will return the following information:

  • Product: The product the license is for.
  • Product Key: The key the license was generated from.
  • License Source: Where the license was found (e.g., RuntimeLicense, License File).
  • License Type: The type of license installed (e.g., Royalty Free, Single Server).
  • Last Valid Build: The last valid build number for which the license will work.
UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

By default the component will use the system security libraries to perform cryptographic functions where applicable. When set to false calls to unmanaged code will be made. In certain environments this is not desirable. To use a completely managed security implementation set this setting to true. Setting this to true tells the component to use the internal implementation instead of using the system's security API.

Note: This setting is static. The value set is applicable to all components used in the application.

When this value is set the product's system DLL is no longer required as a reference, as all unmanaged code is stored in that file.

Trappable Errors (ZCompress Component)

Errors

The following errors may be generated by the component. Note that frequently the error message will contain more specific information than what is listed here.

Note that some non-fatal errors may be trapped and explicitly ignored in the Error event. This will allow the component to continue operation even in case of error.

ZCompress Errors

111   Can't open file for read.
112   Can't open file for write.
113   Can't create directory.
114   The file is too large.
115   Can't create empty archive.
116   The archive must be scanned prior to attempting this operation.
117   The array index is out of range.
118   The maximum size of the archive has been exceeded.
119   The archive must be specified, or streaming must be enabled.
120   The component is busy.
124   Must specify the compressed name.
127   Bad CRC-32 checksum.
128   Unable to set file date.
133   File already exists in the archive.
150   An I/O error has occurred (details follow).

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