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Structured files in VS 2005

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Is there a way to create structured files in .NET 2.0? Essentially, I
want to take a hierarchic web site and convert it to a single,
navigatable file similar to the compiled help, but using my own
extention and not the standard .chm.
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Gregory Gadow
Feb 6 '06 #1
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Gregory,

What is for you a "structured file" ?

This text is probably used in thousand different ways.

Cor
Feb 7 '06 #2

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"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" wrote:
Gregory,

What is for you a "structured file" ?

This text is probably used in thousand different ways.


Microsoft had a technology that allowed a programmer to create a tree
structure of nodes and leaves within a single file. You navigated the
tree using a syntax similar to the one used to navigate a directory
hierarchy. Data was compressed "on the fly"; you could retrieve a leaf
within the structure without having to decompress the entire file.

Ultimately, I am looking to create a compressed file consisting of pages
in an ebook. I could use XML, but that brings up issues I would rather
not deal with, such as the overhead of XML code, compression and
encryption issues.
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Gregory Gadow
Feb 7 '06 #3

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Gregory,
Are you referring to COM Structured Storage?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...start_page.asp

Or WinFX Package:

http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com..._Packaging.asp

http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com...ng_Package.asp

NOTE: a common WinFX package is simply a ZIP file (the ZipPackage)...
However developers could introduce other Package types, such as a COM
Structured Storage Package or a CAB Package.
Or possibly a CAB file:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...html/cabdl.asp

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Hope this helps
Jay [MVP - Outlook]
..NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"Gregory Gadow" <te******@serv.net> wrote in message
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| "Cor Ligthert [MVP]" wrote:
|
| > Gregory,
| >
| > What is for you a "structured file" ?
| >
| > This text is probably used in thousand different ways.
|
| Microsoft had a technology that allowed a programmer to create a tree
| structure of nodes and leaves within a single file. You navigated the
| tree using a syntax similar to the one used to navigate a directory
| hierarchy. Data was compressed "on the fly"; you could retrieve a leaf
| within the structure without having to decompress the entire file.
|
| Ultimately, I am looking to create a compressed file consisting of pages
| in an ebook. I could use XML, but that brings up issues I would rather
| not deal with, such as the overhead of XML code, compression and
| encryption issues.
| --
| Gregory Gadow
|
|
Feb 8 '06 #4

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