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Multiple File Download

Is there a way to download multiple files from a server?

If not then:

How do I zip up multiple files using the .net classes in
vb?

Thanks

Billy Jacobs
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Hello Billy,

Thansk for posting in the group.

After reviewing the post, I think we need more information to provide an
answer to your question. :) Will you post more information on:

1) Which kind of application are you developing? Windows forms application
or web form application?

2) What is the meaning of that server? A web server or a just a network
file server?

Based on my experience,

1) If it is a windows forms applicaiton, then what we develop is an
application like FTP client. We could refer to the following links for a
code sample:
http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/ftplibrary.asp
2) If it is a asp.net application, I think you want to download a file from
a web server.
Please refer to the following link. It contains a good sample in ASP.NET on
how to download and upload file.

"Downloading and Uploading Files"
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...mig-downloadin
ganduploading.asp?frame=true#aspnet-jspmig-downloadinganduploading_topic6

For multiple files, you could download them one by one. If you wanna to
zip them, you could do it in server side and then download the zip file
once. I think it is up to you. :)

Does that answer your question?

Best regards,
Yanhong Huang
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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Jul 21 '05 #2
Web Application / Web Server

I want the user to be able to check off multiple files and
download them all at once.

Does the .net framework contain classes to zip up files?
1) Which kind of application are you developing? Windows forms application or web form application? Web Application2) What is the meaning of that server? A web server or a just a network file server?
Web ServerBased on my experience,

1) If it is a windows forms applicaiton, then what we develop is an application like FTP client. We could refer to the following links for a code sample:
http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/ftplibrary.asp
2) If it is a asp.net application, I think you want to download a file from a web server.
Please refer to the following link. It contains a good sample in ASP.NET on how to download and upload file.

"Downloading and Uploading Files"
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en- us/dnaspp/html/aspnet-jspmig-downloadinganduploading.asp?frame=true#aspnet-jspmig- downloadinganduploading_topic6
For multiple files, you could download them one by one. If you wanna to zip them, you could do it in server side and then download the zip file once. I think it is up to you. :)

Does that answer your question?

Best regards,
Yanhong Huang
Microsoft Online Partner Support

Get Secure! C www.microsoft.com/security
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
This response contains a reference to a third-party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

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Jul 21 '05 #3

"Billy Jacobs" <bi********@csa.com> wrote in message
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I want the user to be able to check off multiple files and
download them all at once.
From the server? Or a client, like IE?
Does the .net framework contain classes to zip up files?


No, but here's one:
http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSourc...b/Default.aspx

Unfortunately it's licensed under the GPL.
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Jul 21 '05 #4
"Klaus H. Probst" <us*******@vbbox.com> wrote in news:eZP5x#MsDHA.4060
@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl:

Unfortunately it's licensed under the GPL.


Yep, but it's got an exception that you can use it as a library in a
commercial product. IANAL, but I think this makes it roughly LGPL licensed.

Mark
Jul 21 '05 #5

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