Zipping files in C#

For a while ago I tried to create zip files to be used by windows built in zip functionality. Did try to use GZipStream but I found out that I needed a GZip expander installed to be able to use it. I don’t understand why we have an inbuilt function in VS to create a compressed format that Windows can’t open natively. Anyway after a lot of search I found DotNetZip. It has a really easy to use API and no dependencies to other DLL’s.

It supports the following scenarios
-creating a zip archive, adding files or directories into the archive
-extracting files from an existing archive
-modifying an existing archive – removing entries from an archive or adding new entries to an archive
-password protecting entries in the archive
-getting entry input from a file or a stream
-reading a zip file from a file or a stream
-extracting an entry into a file or a stream

Example Usage

  using (ZipFile zip = new ZipFile("")
catch (System.Exception ex1)
  System.Console.Error.WriteLine("exception: " + ex1);
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