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Compression in VB.Net

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We used compressionplus for compressing our files while backups in VB5
world. Which software do you recommend for VB.Net apps.

Thanks a lot
dev


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* dotnet dev <de****@hotmail.com> scripsit:
We used compressionplus for compressing our files while backups in VB5
world. Which software do you recommend for VB.Net apps.


Personally, I zip the files... ;-).

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Nov 20 '05 #2

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How do you do it. I am talking about being able to backup data on
client's machines in some way. Basically I want to provide a UI in my
vb.net app which my clients should be able to use to backup and restore
data.

So how do you zip it there.

Thanks for your reply.

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* dotnet dev <de****@hotmail.com> scripsit:
How do you do it. I am talking about being able to backup data on
client's machines in some way. Basically I want to provide a UI in my
vb.net app which my clients should be able to use to backup and restore
data.


Mhm... I prefer using a CVS like SourceSafe or subversion to manage
versions in a team.

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Nov 20 '05 #4

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Thanks for the reply. I am not talking about source control. Imagine a
scenario where our software clients have few files (created by our
software for them) and they want to back them up. So we provide them
with some UI to enter the backup location, then we compress these files
and save them at that location. Basically a way to protect their data.

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Nov 20 '05 #5

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How do you do it. I am talking about being able to backup data on client's machines in some way. Basically I want to provide a UI in my vb.net
app which my clients should be able to use to backup and restore data.
So

how do you zip it there.

If you're looking for a commercial zip component:
try IP*Works! Zip:
http://www.nsoftware.com/products/sh...px?part=IZN6-A
Regards,
Lance
R.
/n software
http://www.nsoftware.com/

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Nov 20 '05 #6

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* dotnet dev <de****@hotmail.com> scripsit:
Thanks for the reply. I am not talking about source control. Imagine a
scenario where our software clients have few files (created by our
software for them) and they want to back them up. So we provide them
with some UI to enter the backup location, then we compress these files
and save them at that location. Basically a way to protect their data.


Sorry, misunderstood your question. You could use SharpZiLib + password
to store the data:

<URL:http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/>

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Nov 20 '05 #7

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Thanks again for your reply. In my research I am seeing this
CSharpLib's mention a lot.. I will check it out. But is the
compression/zipping functionality not included in any .Net Framework
class library.. strange, isn't it.

Thanks
dev

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* dotnet dev <de****@hotmail.com> scripsit:
Thanks again for your reply. In my research I am seeing this
CSharpLib's mention a lot.. I will check it out. But is the
compression/zipping functionality not included in any .Net Framework
class library.. strange, isn't it.


It isn't. All you can do is using J#'s zip functionality:

<URL:http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/03/06/zipcompression/print.asp>

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Nov 20 '05 #9

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