Xceed Launches Real-Time Zip Products
Xceed launched Xceed Real-Time Zip for .NET and Xceed Real-Time Zip for .NET CF, which read and write fully standard Zip archives without resorting to intermediate disk/memory storage or temporary files.
Xceed s Real-Time Zip products give programmers access to on-the-fly streaming Zip file compression. These lightweight libraries for .NET/.NET CF 2.0 (and up) begin creating Zip files as soon as they receive data to compress: the components don t wait for all of the files, or even for complete files, and don t need to know how many there are. The resulting Zip file can immediately be sent over a network or saved locally, and the rest of the archive becomes available as it is compressed. Archived files are similarly extracted and available instantly for further processing, even if the component is still receiving the Zip file.
Xceed Real-Time Zip for .NET and Xceed Real-Time Zip for .NET CF provide the type of optimized performance that is ideal for scenarios such as high-demand server environments, Biztalk servers, diskless operations, I/O-intensive Web sites, or any situation where real-time streaming zip/unzip capabilities are needed or where memory or disk space is at a premium. The size or number of files in a Zip archive has no impact on memory and disk-space requirements.
Easy to use and needing just a few methods to perform powerful streaming Zip compression/extraction, the libraries support the BZip2, BWT, Deflate, and Deflate64 compression methods. PPMd compression and AES encryption are also available, but only in the non-Compact Framework version. Events and properties available in both versions let developers monitor and control the Zip writing/reading processes. The products are both available in Xceed Ultimate Suite (and separately).
Written in 100% managed C# code to offer .NET and ASP.NET developers the highest performance and flexibility possible, Xceed s Real-Time Zip products come with full support for VB.NET and C#, and include sample applications. To increase development momentum, the classes integrate seamlessly with the .NET base class library and the component offers comprehensive Visual Studio-style documentation.
Fully functional free trial versions of these 100%-managed components, designed to work with version 2.0 of the .NET/.NET CF Framework and up, are available for download.
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