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I'm primarily a BI Developer on the Microsoft stack. I do sometimes touch upon other Microsoft stacks ( web development, application development, and sql server development).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reminder: How to use Window's Shell32 to do basic decompression (unzipping).

Add the shell32.dll reference found in C:\Windows\System32

Excerpt from my code:

Shell32.Shell sc = new Shell32.Shell();
Shell32.Folder SrcFlder = sc.NameSpace(file.FullName);
Shell32.Folder DestFlder = sc.NameSpace(args[2]);
Shell32.FolderItems items = SrcFlder.Items();
DestFlder.CopyHere(items, 20);

file.FullName is a string representing the full path to the *.zip file. (Actually a FileInfo type)
arg[2] is another string representing the destination folder.

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