10-05-2001, 10:33 PM
It is required to zip/compress a file or a list of files using winzip for taking backup from visual basic. How can this be achieved?
Also is it possible to unzip/restore zipped files from vb?
10-06-2001, 12:26 AM
Check out a great site vbaccelerator (http://www.vbaccelerator.com)
1) Click on the Libraries option at the left of the screen under the "Code" heading.
2) Then scroll down and look for <font color=blue>Introduction to the freeware Info-ZIP libraries</font color=blue> under the heading "Compression"
This will give you a free set of dlls to zip and unzip as well as an informative set of examples on how to use them.
Another good ActiveX tool is XCeeds zip object. This is free for evaluation purposes (i.e. in VB IDE mode) and requires registration for commercial use.
<font color=blue>I once had an itch that I scratched and off fell my leg.</font color=blue>
10-06-2001, 07:20 AM
www.wotsit.org is also a great site if you want to do it yourself.
10-06-2001, 03:51 PM
If you use the search facilty you'll find several previous posts on this subject.
Here's one (http://www.visualbasicforum.com/bbs/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=visbas&Number=40468&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1=) to get you started.