ZipCrc C# WinRT Reference Documentation


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Calculate a Zip CRC checksum for a file or in-memory data.

Object Creation

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


public bool LastMethodSuccess {get; set; }

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.



public void BeginStream();

Provides a way to calculate a CRC by streaming the data a chunk at a time. An application would start by calling BeginStream. Then it would add data by calling MoreData for each additional chunk. After the last chunk has been processed, the EndStream method is called to return the CRC.

public uint CalculateCrc(byte[] data);

Calculates a 32-bit CRC for in-memory byte data. This is the 32-bit CRC that would be found in a Zip file header if a file containing the data was added to a zip archive. Returns the CRC32 of the data.

public uint EndStream();

Finalizes and returns the Zip CRC value calculated by calling BeginStream followed by multiple calls to MoreData.

(awaitable) public IAsyncOperation<uint> FileCrcAsyncAsync(string path);

Calculates the CRC32 of a file. The data contained in the file is streamed for the calculation to keep the memory footprint small and constant. Returns the CRC32 of the file.

public void MoreData(byte[] data);

Adds additional data to the CRC currently being calculated. (See BeginStream for more information.)

public string ToHex(int crc);

Converts a 32-bit integer to a hex string.

Returns null on failure



Callbacks from asynchronous methods occur in a background thread. However, controls on the UI thread may only be accessed from the UI thread.Therefore, UI updates must be dispatched to the UI thread. One way to do this is as follows:

    public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
        private Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcher m_dispatcher = null;

        public MainPage()
            m_dispatcher = Windows.UI.Core.CoreWindow.GetForCurrentThread().Dispatcher;

        async private void Http_ProgressInfo(object sender, Chilkat.ProgressInfoEventArgs eventArgs)
            await m_dispatcher.RunAsync(Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal, () =>
                // Application code to update the UI goes here...