Decompressing a Zip file

Posted on 2014-03-06
Last Modified: 2014-03-06
I am trying to find a means to unzip files in code.  I can find any number of code samples that work for .Net 4.5 but none for 3.5.  I am looking for an example
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Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
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Since the release of the .Net Framework 3.0, we are now able to handle .zip files.  Microsoft provides the System.IO.Packaging class but it is so deeply hidden that most of us missed it. Check

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CreateFilenameFromUri on line 4 in your code sample is claiming not to be declared.  I do have IO.Packaging imported so that is not the source of the problem.  Any suggestions are welcome.  

I am using framework 3.5 and due to the business reluctance to upgrade that is unfortunately my limit at the moment.
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by:Éric Moreau
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as stated in "Setting the reference", add a reference to the “WindowBase”
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WindowsBase has already been added which is why I was so surprised
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by:Éric Moreau
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Wait a minute. This method is a private one available in the downloadable demo.

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Massive cheesy grin here!  Many thanks Eric


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