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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By : Jose Luis Latorre
Book Image

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By: Jose Luis Latorre

Overview of this book

With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development."Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using the new ZipArchive class

We have two new classes, ZipArchive and ZipArchiveEntry, which add the capability to create .zip archives to the .NET framework. This was possible previously, but with several limitations.

How to do it...

Next we will see how to use the ZipArchive class to create a Zip file and to extract it to a concrete location.

  1. Create a new Visual Studio project of type Console Application named caZipArchive.

  2. Add the System.IO.Compression and System.IO.Compression.Filesystem assemblies as references to the project.

  3. Open the Program.cs file and add the following using clauses:

    using System.IO;
    using System.IO.Compression;
  4. Next, add the following method:

    static void CreateZipFile() {
        String ZipPath= @"C:\PACKT\02-CLR\caZipArchive\test\";
        String ZipFilePath = ZipPath + "";
        String FileName01 = "OneTextDocument.txt";
        String FileName02 = "OtherTextDocument.txt";
        String FileToZip01 = ZipPath + FileName01;
        String FileToZip02 = ZipPath + FileName02;