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How do you invoke the WinZip line command interface from a .net VB Script

Posted on 2006-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am attempting to selectively zip files from a .net WEB applicaiton.  My research so far has been in the driection of WSH but with no success.  Am I on the right path or should I use a different method?

Here is the code I am using.

                                 Dim wshell, intReturn
            wshell = server.createobject("wscript.shell")
                   intReturn = wshell.EXEC("%comspec% /c c:\Program Files\WinZip\wzzip test.zip", 0, True)        
            Response.Write( intReturn )

Question by:ricke07fe1
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Accepted Solution

naveenkohli earned 2000 total points
ID: 16557771
You can invoke WinZip process process using System.Diagnostics.Process object. There is no need to use CreateObject stuff.
You will have to fix permisisons on winzip app so that ASPNET user context can invoke it.

I would suggestusing open source library like SharpLib or other third party libraries that do not require to invoke an executable.

Author Comment

ID: 16566400
This approach appears to work, please note this code is VB Script.

It is necessary to first import the following class

<%@ Import Namespace="System.Diagnostics" %>

Then the following code will work

Dim startInfo As New ProcessStartInfo("wzzip.exe")
startInfo.Arguments = "d:\TestFolder\test.zip d:\DataFolder\*.ptf"

Thankyou for your recommendation.

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