compressing files using Windows command line

How can I use Windows compress command line tool to zip files in my program? I am using Windows 7 Os and did not find Resource kit tool for it. As far as I know Compress command line tool ships with Resource kit tools for Windows server 2003. Is there something else for Windows 7?

I do not want to use winzip command line utility.

Thanks.
patd1Asked:
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wdosanjosConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Probably not.  Here is another option:

ZipPackage Class (System.IO.Packaging)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.packaging.zippackage%28v=VS.100%29.aspx

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wdosanjosCommented:
Check the GZipStream class.  The link below also includes some sample code:

GZipStream Class (System.IO.Compression)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.compression.gzipstream.aspx

I hope this helps.
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patd1Author Commented:
Check the GZipStream class.  The link below also includes some sample code:

GZipStream Class (System.IO.Compression)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.compression.gzipstream.aspx

If I use GZipStream in my code, and send the zip file to my client who uses windows OS, will they be able to unzip it by double clicking the file?

Thanks.
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Jason Yousef, MSSr. BI  DeveloperCommented:
It's called COMPACT


under
c:\windows\system32

this link for XP, but works the same
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490884.aspx
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Jason Yousef, MSSr. BI  DeveloperCommented:
Just fyi, compact.exe doesn't create a zip file.
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