Gzip C# Reference Documentation

Gzip

Current Version: 9.5.0.75

GZip compression component.

Object Creation

Chilkat.Gzip obj = new Chilkat.Gzip();

Properties

AbortCurrent
public bool AbortCurrent {get; set; }
Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

When set to true, causes the currently running method to abort. Methods that always finish quickly (i.e.have no length file operations or network communications) are not affected. If no method is running, then this property is automatically reset to false when the next method is called. When the abort occurs, this property is reset to false. Both synchronous and asynchronous method calls can be aborted. (A synchronous method call could be aborted by setting this property from a separate thread.)

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Comment
public string Comment {get; set; }

Specifies an optional comment string that can be embedded within the .gz when any Compress* method is called.

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CompressionLevel
public int CompressionLevel {get; set; }
Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

The compression level to be used when compressing. The default is 6, which is the typical value used for zip utility programs when compressing data. The compression level may range from 0 (no compression) to 9 (the most compression). The benefits of trying to increase compression may not be worth the added expense in compression time. In many cases (which is data dependent), the improvement in compression is minimal while the increase in computation time is significant.

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DebugLogFilePath
public string DebugLogFilePath {get; set; }

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

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ExtraData
public byte[] ExtraData {get; set; }

Optional extra-data that can be included within a .gz when a Compress* method is called.

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Filename
public string Filename {get; set; }

The filename that is embedded within the .gz during any Compress* method call. When extracting from a .gz using applications such as WinZip, this will be the filename that is created.

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HeartbeatMs
public int HeartbeatMs {get; set; }

The number of milliseconds between each AbortCheck event callback. The AbortCheck callback allows an application to abort any method call prior to completion. If HeartbeatMs is 0 (the default), no AbortCheck event callbacks will fire.

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LastErrorHtml
public string LastErrorHtml {get; }

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorText
public string LastErrorText {get; }

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorXml
public string LastErrorXml {get; }

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastMethodSuccess
public bool LastMethodSuccess {get; set; }
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of true indicates success, a value of false indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = true and failure = false.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to true. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

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LastModStr
public string LastModStr {get; set; }

The same as the LastMod property, but allows the date/time to be get/set in RFC822 string format.

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UseCurrentDate
public bool UseCurrentDate {get; set; }

If set to true, the file produced by an Uncompress* method will use the current date/time for the last-modification date instead of the date/time found within the Gzip format.

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VerboseLogging
public bool VerboseLogging {get; set; }

If set to true, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is false. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

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Version
public string Version {get; }

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

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Methods

CompressBd
public bool CompressBd(BinData binDat);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

In-place gzip the contents of binDat.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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CompressBdAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressBdAsync(BinData binDat);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressBd method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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CompressFile
public bool CompressFile(string inFilename, string destPath);

Compresses a file to create a GZip compressed file (.gz).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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CompressFileAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressFileAsync(string inFilename, string destPath);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressFile method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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CompressFile2
public bool CompressFile2(string inFilename, string embeddedFilename, string destPath);

Compresses a file to create a GZip compressed file (.gz). inFilename is the actual filename on disk. embeddedFilename is the filename to be embedded in the .gz such that when it is un-gzipped, this is the name of the file that will be created.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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CompressFile2Async (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressFile2Async(string inFilename, string embeddedFilename, string destPath);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressFile2 method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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CompressFileToMem
public byte[] CompressFileToMem(string inFilename);

Gzip compresses a file to an in-memory image of a .gz file.

Returns an empty byte array on failure

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CompressFileToMemAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressFileToMemAsync(string inFilename);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressFileToMem method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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CompressMemory
public byte[] CompressMemory(byte[] inData);

Compresses in-memory data to an in-memory image of a .gz file.

Returns an empty byte array on failure

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CompressMemoryAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressMemoryAsync(byte[] inData);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressMemory method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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CompressMemToFile
public bool CompressMemToFile(byte[] inData, string destPath);

Gzip compresses and creates a .gz file from in-memory data.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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CompressMemToFileAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressMemToFileAsync(byte[] inData, string destPath);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressMemToFile method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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CompressString
public byte[] CompressString(string inStr, string destCharset);

Gzip compresses a string and writes the output to a byte array. The string is first converted to the charset specified by destCharset. Typical charsets are "utf-8", "iso-8859-1", "shift_JIS", etc.

Returns an empty byte array on failure

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CompressStringAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressStringAsync(string inStr, string destCharset);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressString method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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CompressStringENC
public string CompressStringENC(string inStr, string charset, string encoding);

The same as CompressString, except the binary output is returned in encoded string form according to the encoding. The encoding can be any of the following: "Base64", "modBase64", "Base32", "UU", "QP" (for quoted-printable), "URL" (for url-encoding), "Hex", "Q", "B", "url_oath", "url_rfc1738", "url_rfc2396", and "url_rfc3986".

Returns null on failure

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CompressStringToFile
public bool CompressStringToFile(string inStr, string destCharset, string destPath);

Gzip compresses a string and writes the output to a .gz compressed file. The string is first converted to the charset specified by destCharset. Typical charsets are "utf-8", "iso-8859-1", "shift_JIS", etc.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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CompressStringToFileAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task CompressStringToFileAsync(string inStr, string destCharset, string destPath);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the CompressStringToFile method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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Decode
public byte[] Decode(string encodedStr, string encoding);

Decodes an encoded string and returns the original data. The encoding mode is determined by encoding. It may be "base64", "hex", "quoted-printable", or "url".

Returns an empty byte array on failure

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DeflateStringENC
public string DeflateStringENC(string inString, string charsetName, string outputEncoding);

Provides the ability to use the zip/gzip's deflate algorithm directly to compress a string. Internal to this method, inString is first converted to the charset specified by charsetName. The data is then compressed using the deflate compression algorithm. The binary output is then encoded according to outputEncoding. Possible values for outputEncoding are "hex", "base64", "url", and "quoted-printable".

Note: The output of this method is compressed data with no Gzip file format. Use the Compress* methods to produce Gzip file format output.

Returns null on failure

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Encode
public string Encode(byte[] byteData, string encoding);

Encodes binary data to a printable string. The encoding mode is determined by encoding. It may be "base64", "hex", "quoted-printable", or "url".

Returns null on failure

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ExamineFile
public bool ExamineFile(string inGzFilename);

Determines if the inGzFilename is a Gzip formatted file. Returns true if it is a Gzip formatted file, otherwise returns false.

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ExamineMemory
public bool ExamineMemory(byte[] inGzData);

Determines if the in-memory bytes (inGzData) contain a Gzip formatted file. Returns true if it is Gzip format, otherwise returns false.

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GetDt
public CkDateTime GetDt();

Gets the last-modification date/time to be embedded within the .gz.

Returns null on failure

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InflateStringENC
public string InflateStringENC(string inString, string convertFromCharset, string inputEncoding);

This the reverse of DeflateStringENC.

The input string is first decoded according to inputEncoding. (Possible values for inputEncoding are "hex", "base64", "url", and "quoted-printable".) The compressed data is then inflated, and the result is then converted from convertFromCharset (if necessary) to return a string.

Returns null on failure

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IsUnlocked
public bool IsUnlocked();

Returns true if the component has been unlocked.

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ReadFile
public byte[] ReadFile(string path);

Reads a binary file into memory and returns the byte array. Note: This method does not parse a Gzip, it is only a convenience method for reading a binary file into memory.

Returns an empty byte array on failure

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SaveLastError
public bool SaveLastError(string path);

Saves the last-error information (the contents of LastErrorXml) to an XML formatted file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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SetDt
public bool SetDt(CkDateTime dt);

Sets the last-modification date/time to be embedded within the .gz when a Compress* method is called. If not explicitly set, the current system date/time is used.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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UncompressBd
public bool UncompressBd(BinData binDat);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

In-place ungzip the contents of binDat.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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UncompressBdAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UncompressBdAsync(BinData binDat);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UncompressBd method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressFile
public bool UncompressFile(string srcPath, string destPath);

Un-Gzips a .gz file. The output filename is specified by the 2nd argument and not by the filename embedded within the .gz.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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UncompressFileAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UncompressFileAsync(string srcPath, string destPath);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UncompressFile method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressFileToMem
public byte[] UncompressFileToMem(string inFilename);

Un-Gzips a .gz file directly to memory.

Returns an empty byte array on failure

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UncompressFileToMemAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UncompressFileToMemAsync(string inFilename);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UncompressFileToMem method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressFileToString
public string UncompressFileToString(string gzFilename, string charset);

Uncompresses a .gz file that contains a text file. The contents of the text file are returned as a string. The character encoding of the text file is specified by charset. Typical charsets are "iso-8859-1", "utf-8", "windows-1252", "shift_JIS", "big5", etc.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressFileToStringAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UncompressFileToStringAsync(string gzFilename, string charset);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UncompressFileToString method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressMemory
public byte[] UncompressMemory(byte[] inData);

Un-Gzips from an in-memory image of a .gz file directly into memory.

Returns an empty byte array on failure

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UncompressMemoryAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UncompressMemoryAsync(byte[] inData);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UncompressMemory method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressMemToFile
public bool UncompressMemToFile(byte[] inData, string destPath);

Un-Gzips from an in-memory image of a .gz file to a file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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UncompressMemToFileAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UncompressMemToFileAsync(byte[] inData, string destPath);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UncompressMemToFile method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressString
public string UncompressString(byte[] inData, string inCharset);

The reverse of CompressString.

The bytes in inData are uncompressed, then converted from inCharset (if necessary) to return a string.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressStringAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UncompressStringAsync(byte[] inData, string inCharset);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UncompressString method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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UncompressStringENC
public string UncompressStringENC(string inStr, string charset, string encoding);

The same as UncompressString, except the compressed data is provided in encoded string form based on the value of encoding. The encoding can be "Base64", "modBase64", "Base32", "UU", "QP" (for quoted-printable), "URL" (for url-encoding), "Hex", "Q", "B", "url_oath", "url_rfc1738", "url_rfc2396", and "url_rfc3986".

Returns null on failure

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UnlockComponent
public bool UnlockComponent(string unlockCode);

Unlocks the component allowing for the full functionality to be used.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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UnTarGz
public bool UnTarGz(string tgzFilename, string destDir, bool bNoAbsolute);

Unpacks a .tar.gz file. The ungzip and untar occur in streaming mode. There are no temporary files and the memory footprint is constant (and small) while untarring. bNoAbsolute may be true or false. A value of true protects from untarring to absolute paths. (For example, imagine the trouble if the tar contains files with absolute paths beginning with /Windows/system32)

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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UnTarGzAsync (C#) (Mono C#) (.NET Core C#) (PowerShell)
public Task UnTarGzAsync(string tgzFilename, string destDir, bool bNoAbsolute);

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UnTarGz method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns null on failure

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WriteFile
public bool WriteFile(string path, byte[] binaryData);

A convenience method for writing a binary byte array to a file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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XfdlToXml
public string XfdlToXml(string xfldData);

Converts base64-gzip .xfdl data to a decompressed XML string. The xfldData contains the base64 data. This method returns the decoded/decompressed XML string.

Returns null on failure

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Events

AbortCheck
public event AbortCheckEventHandler OnAbortCheck;

Provides the opportunity for a method call to be aborted. The AbortCheck event is fired periodically based on the value of the HeartbeatMs property. If HeartbeatMs is 0, then no AbortCheck events will fire. As an example, to fire 5 AbortCheck events per second, set the HeartbeatMs property equal to 200.

Chilkat .NET Event Implementation

Args are passed using Chilkat.AbortCheckEventArgs

Event callback implementation:

private void gzip_OnAbortCheck(object sender, Chilkat.AbortCheckEventArgs args)
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
gzip.OnAbortCheck += gzip_OnAbortCheck;

Chilkat Mono/.NET Core Event Implementation

Event callback implementation:

private void AbortCheckEventHandler OnAbortCheck
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
// ...
Chilkat.Gzip.AbortCheck abortCheck = new Chilkat.Gzip.AbortCheck(handleAbortCheck);
gzip.setAbortCheckCb(abortCheck);
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PercentDone
public event PercentDoneEventHandler OnPercentDone;

Provides the percentage completed for any method that involves network communications or time-consuming processing (assuming it is a method where a percentage completion can be measured). This event is only fired when it is possible to know a percentage completion, and when it makes sense to express the operation as a percentage completed. The pctDone argument will have a value from 1 to 100. For operations (Chilkat method calls) that complete very quickly, the number of PercentDone callbacks will vary, but the final callback should have a value of 100. For long running operations, no more than one callback per percentage point will occur (for example: 1, 2, 3, ... 98, 99, 100).

The PercentDone callback counts as an AbortCheck event. For method calls that complete quickly such that PercentDone events fire, it may be that AbortCheck events don't fire because the opportunity to abort is already provided in the PercentDone callback. For time consuming operations, where the amount of time between PercentDone callbacks are long, AbortCheck callbacks may be used to allow for the operation to be aborted in a more responsive manner.

The abort output argument provides a means for aborting the operation. Setting it to true will cause the method to abort and return a failed status (or whatever return value indicates failure).

Chilkat .NET Event Implementation

Args are passed using Chilkat.PercentDoneEventArgs

Event callback implementation:

private void gzip_OnPercentDone(object sender, Chilkat.PercentDoneEventArgs args)
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
gzip.OnPercentDone += gzip_OnPercentDone;

Chilkat Mono/.NET Core Event Implementation

Event callback implementation:

private void PercentDoneEventHandler OnPercentDone
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
// ...
Chilkat.Gzip.PercentDone percentDone = new Chilkat.Gzip.PercentDone(handlePercentDone);
gzip.setPercentDoneCb(percentDone);
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ProgressInfo
public event ProgressInfoEventHandler OnProgressInfo;

A general name/value event that provides information about what is happening during a method call. To find out what information is available, write code to handle this event and log the name/value pairs. Most are self-explanatory.

Chilkat .NET Event Implementation

Args are passed using Chilkat.ProgressInfoEventArgs

Event callback implementation:

private void gzip_OnProgressInfo(object sender, Chilkat.ProgressInfoEventArgs args)
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
gzip.OnProgressInfo += gzip_OnProgressInfo;

Chilkat Mono/.NET Core Event Implementation

Event callback implementation:

private void ProgressInfoEventHandler OnProgressInfo
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
// ...
Chilkat.Gzip.ProgressInfo progressInfo = new Chilkat.Gzip.ProgressInfo(handleProgressInfo);
gzip.setProgressInfoCb(progressInfo);
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TaskCompleted
public event TaskCompletedEventHandler OnTaskCompleted;

Called in the background thread when an asynchronous task completes.

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Chilkat .NET Event Implementation

Args are passed using Chilkat.TaskCompletedEventArgs

Event callback implementation:

private void gzip_OnTaskCompleted(object sender, Chilkat.TaskCompletedEventArgs args)
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
gzip.OnTaskCompleted += gzip_OnTaskCompleted;

Chilkat Mono/.NET Core Event Implementation

Event callback implementation:

private void TaskCompletedEventHandler OnTaskCompleted
	{
	    // application code goes here.
	}

To add an event handler:

Chilkat.Gzip gzip = new Chilkat.Gzip();
// ...
Chilkat.Gzip.TaskIdCompleted taskIdCompleted = new Chilkat.Gzip.TaskIdCompleted(handleTaskIdCompleted);
gzip.setTaskIdCompletedCb(taskIdCompleted);
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