IPWorks ZIP 2022 .NET Edition
Version 22.0 [Build 8515]


Welcome to IPWorks Zip, a suite of easy, fast, and effective components that enable developers to rapidly add compression and decompression functionality to any application. The toolkit supports major compression/decompression and archiving standards, including Zip, Jar, Gzip, 7-Zip, Bzip2, ZCompress, and Tar. The IPWorks Zip components were built from the ground up, combining exceptional speed with an excellent data compression ratio.

Included Libraries

The .NET Edition includes several libraries (.dll files) which are supported in different environments. The following libraries are present in the lib directory after installation:

Library Supported Runtimes Comments
lib\nsoftware.IPWorksZip.dll .NET Framework 4.0 and up
.NET Core 3.0 and up
.NET 5 and up

This is the default library which maintains a familiar API in line with previous versions of the product.

Support for asynchronous programming patterns (async/await) is exposed in a separate nsoftware.async.IPWorksZip namespace. See the Async Functionality page for details.

lib\net6.0\nsoftware.IPWorksZip.dll .NET 6 and up The .NET 6 library provides cross-platform support while maintaining the same API as the default library in lib.
lib\netstandard2.0\nsoftware.IPWorksZip.dll .NET Standard 2.0 and up The .NET Standard library provides cross-platform support for legacy projects.
lib\net20\nsoftware.IPWorksZip.dll .NET Framework 2.0 and up This library targets .NET Framework 2.0 and is maintained for legacy projects.

Included Components

Bzip2The Bzip2 component implements a bzip2 compressor and decompressor. It is compliant with bzip2 specification.
GzipThe Gzip component implements a gzip compressor and decompressor. It is compliant with RFC 1952 and compatible with the UNIX gzip and gunzip utilities.
JarThe Jar component may be used to create or decompress Java archives.
OfficeDocThe OfficeDoc component implements support for the Open XML Packaging Format used in Office 2007 documents.
SevenZipThe SevenZip component implements a 7zip-compatible compressor and decompressor.
TarThe Tar component implements a tar archive utility, compatible with the UNIX tar and untar utilities. The component supports the old v7 tar format. The component also implements gzip compression and can be used to create or decompress .tar.gz archives.
ZCompressThe ZCompress component implements an LZC compressor and decompressor. It is compatible with the UNIX compress utility.
ZipThe Zip component implements a PKZip-compatible Zip compressor and decompressor.
ZipSFXThe ZipSFX component implements a PKZip-compatible Zip compressor to create a self-extracting archive which will run natively on Windows platforms.
ZipStreamThe ZipStream component is used to perform compression or decompression.

Additional Information

You will always find the latest information about IPWorks ZIP at our web site: www.nsoftware.com. We offer free, fully-functional 30-day trials for all of our products, and our technical support staff are happy to answer any questions you may have during your evaluation.

Please direct all technical questions to support@nsoftware.com. To help support technicians assist you as quickly as possible, please provide an detailed and accurate description of your problem, the results you expected, and the results that you received while using our product. For questions about licensing and pricing, and all other general inquiries, please contact sales@nsoftware.com.

Thank You!

Thank you for choosing IPWorks ZIP for your development needs. We realize that you have a choice among development tools, and that by choosing us you are counting on us to be a key component in your business. We work around the clock to provide you with ongoing enhancements, support, and innovative products; and we will always do our best to exceed your expectations!

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IPWorks ZIP 2022 .NET Edition - Version 22.0 [Build 8515]