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.NET Zip Component ZipForge.NET

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Zip format support

  • Full PKZip 4.5 format support
  • Zip64 support (allows user to create files over 4GB)
  • GZip, TAR, TGZ formats support
  • ZIP compatible self extracting archives (SFX)
  • Standard Zip encryption
  • Strong AES encryption with 128, 192 and 256 bit keys
  • Unicode filenames support
  • Get and set archive and file comments
  • 9 compression levels, allows user set individual compression level for each file
  • Allows use to set individual password for each file
  • Extracts files from spanned (multi-volume) zip archives
  • Opens and creates multi-volume archives
  • Deflate, BZIP2 and PPMd compression algorithms support (compatible with WinZIP 10)

.NET technology

  • .NET 1.1, 2.0, 3.5, 4.0 support
  • 100% Managed code without unsafe blocks
  • Error handling through .NET exceptions
  • works with Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010
  • Full design time support

  • Fast compression algorithm implemenation
  • Transaction system optimizing a group of archive modifications
  • Fast archive updating

  • Add files and folders by mask
  • Rename files within archive
  • Delete files from archive
  • Update files
  • Move files to archive (deleting original files)
  • Test files
  • Add streams and strings to archive in real-time
  • Extract files to streams or buffers in real-time
  • Create ZIP archive in streams on-the-fly
  • Search files inside the archive
  • Provides compression for files, buffers, streams and strings
  • New files are added without creating a temp file
  • Allows user to save full path of file with drive
  • You can control the path information stored in the archive for each file or folder
  • List contents of archive with complete file details (compression level, file attributes, zipped size, original size, compression rate and CRC)
  • Progress indication with time estimation

Streaming support

  • Real-time streaming support (access ZIP via stream on-the-fly)
  • Create and open archive in streams (allows user to store an archive in a BLOB field or MemoryStream)
  • Extract files to streams without creating temp files on disk
  • Add files to archive from streams on-the-fly


  • Progress indication with time estimation
  • Cancel operations by user
  • Change path, name or attributes of extracted file
  • Change path, name or attributes of a file being added to archive
  • Skip added or extracted files

Advanced features

  • Repairs zip files
  • Opens corrupted zip files
  • Transaction system (allows user to cancel update if needed)
  • In-memory archives
  • Extracts files to buffers and strings
  • Adds files from buffers and strings
  • Creates SFX (self-extracting) archives
  • Allows you to create custom self-extractor
  • Converts existing ZIP files into SFX archives
  • Allows you to modify SFX archives
  • Allows you to embed a ZIP archive into your exe


ZipForge.NET is supplied with useful demos in C#, VB.NET and ASP.NET including:
  • Basic - shows how to zip and extract files using ZipForge.NET
  • Advanced - shows how to manage archive file
  • MakeSFX - shows how to create self-extracting (SFX) archive
  • SFXStub - shows how create a custom self-extractor
  • Spanning - shows how to create and extract spanning and splitting archives
  • Transactions - shows how to update archive in transaction and cancel update if an error occurred
  • Search and List Contents - shows how to search files inside archive and list the details of each file
  • Streams - shows how to create an archive in MemoryStream and add/extract files from MemoryStream
  • RealTimeZipStreaming - illustrates how to work with Zip in a stream on-the-fly.


  • Free for personal use
  • Royalty free distribution
  • Full source code is available in the source-code edition
  • Site licenses (for unlimited number of developers) are available

Supported IDEs:

  • Visual Studio 2003
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Borland Developer Studio 2005
  • Borland Developer Studio 2006
  • Turbo Delphi.NET
  • Turbo C# Builder

Product Info

Current version: 3.05
Released: June 12, 2014
Price: $ 299


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