PowerTCP Zip Compression for .NET

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Self-Extracting File Example

The following C# example demonstrates creation of a self-extracting file using the Archive component.


private void buttonCreateSelfExtract_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        //Add a folder to the zip file.
        //Include subfolders and preserve paths.
        archive1.IncludeSubs = true;
        archive1.PreservePath = true;

        //Set the self-extract parameters.
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration = new SelfExtractConfiguration();
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.CodePage = archive1.Encoding.CodePage;
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.Caption = "My Self-Extracting File";
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.Behavior = SelfExtractBehavior.UserInteractive;

        //No extracted file opened after archive is unzipped.
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.FileToExecute = "";

        //Default overwrite behavior (can be changed by user).
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.Overwrite = Overwrite.Always;
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.EnableOverwrite = true;

        //Paths are preserved (cannot be changed by user).
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.PreservePath = true;
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.EnablePreservePath = false;

        //Path to archive to (can be changed by user).
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.Path = "c:\\YourFiles";
        archive1.SelfExtractConfiguration.EnablePath = true;

        //Create the zip file.
    catch (Exception ex)
        //Display message if operation encounters an error.
        textWarnings.AppendText("Error: " + ex.Message + Environment.NewLine);

private void archive1_Exception(object sender, Dart.PowerTCP.Zip.ExceptionEventArgs e)
    //Display any warnings that occur during the operation.
    textWarnings.AppendText("Warning: " + archive1[e.Index].Name + " - " +
    e.Exception.Message + Environment.NewLine);


The PowerTCP Zip Compression for .NET Compress a Folder example is included with a trial installation of PowerTCP Zip Compression for .NET. To download a trial please visit the PowerTCP Zip Compression for .NET product page.