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  • Blog Post: System.IO.Compression Capabilities [Kim Hamilton]

    We often get asked about the capabilities of the .NET compression classes in System.IO.Compression. I'd like to clarify what they currently support and mention some partial workarounds for formats that aren't supported. The .NET compression libraries support at the core only one type of compression...
  • Blog Post: Using GZipStream for Compression in .NET [Brian Grunkemeyer]

    One of the cool new features in Whidbey is a GZipStream class, which supports GNU's zip utility (gzip). For anyone with a Unix background, you've had to come across .tar.gz or .tgz files as you deal with the tedium that accompany downloading new source code & compiling new binaries for your Linux...
  • Blog Post: Adding Zip capabilities to .NET [Kit George]

    Recently, John Cronin enquired whether we could consider adding the capability to be able to compress or decompress files. John, we're actively considering adding compression stream capabilities into .NET in an upcoming release, so keep your eye out for a beta product in the near future, which will...
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