ZipEntry ActiveX Reference Documentation

ZipEntry

Represents a single file or directory entry within a Chilkat Zip object. A zip entry can be one of 5 types (see the description of the EntryType property below).

Object Creation

(Visual Basic 6.0)
Dim obj As New ChilkatZipEntry

(ASP)
set obj = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.ZipEntry")

(VBScript)
set obj = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.ZipEntry")

(Delphi)
obj := TChilkatZipEntry.Create(Self);

(FoxPro)
loObject = CreateObject('Chilkat_9_5_0.ZipEntry')

(PowerBuilder)
lole_object = create oleobject
li_rc = lole_object.ConnectToNewObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.ZipEntry")

(SQL Server)
EXEC @hr = sp_OACreate 'Chilkat_9_5_0.ZipEntry', @obj OUT

(Javascript)
var obj = new ActiveXObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.ZipEntry");

Properties

Comment As String

The comment stored within the Zip for this entry.

CompressedLength As Long (read-only)

The size in bytes of this entry's file data when compression is applied

CompressedLengthStr As String (read-only)

The size in decimal string format of this file when Zip compression is applied.

CompressionLevel As Long

The compression level. 0 = no compression, while 9 = maximum compression. The default is 6.

CompressionMethod As Long

Set to 0 for no compression, or 8 for the Deflate algorithm. The Deflate algorithm is the default algorithm of the most popular Zip utility programs, such as WinZip

Crc As Long (read-only)

The CRC for the zip entry. For AES encrypted entries, the CRC value will be 0. (See http://www.winzip.com/aes_info.htm#CRC )

DebugLogFilePath As String

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.

EncryptionKeyLen As Long (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.69

If this entry is AES encrypted, then this property contains the AES key length (128, 192, or 256). If the entry is not AES encrypted, then the value is 0.

EntryID As Long (read-only)

The unique ID assigned by Zip.NET while the object is instantiated in memory.

EntryType As Long (read-only)

Indicates the origin of the entry. There are three possible values:

  1. Mapped Entry: An entry in an existing Zip file.
  2. File Entry: A file not yet in memory, but referenced. These entries are added by calling AppendFiles, AppendFilesEx, AppendOneFileOrDir, etc.
  3. Data Entry: An entry containing uncompressed data from memory. These entries are added by calling AppendData, AppendString, etc.
  4. Null Entry: An entry that no longer exists in the .zip.
  5. New Directory Entry: A directory entry added by calling AppendNewDir.
When the zip is written by calling WriteZip or WriteToMemory, all of the zip entries are transformed into mapped entries. They become entries that contain the compressed data within the .zip that was just created. (The WriteZip method call effectively writes the zip and then opens it, replacing all of the existing entries with mapped entries.)

FileDateTime As Date

This property is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

The local last-modified date/time.

FileDateTimeStr As String

The local last-modified date/time in RFC822 string format.

FileName As String

The file name of the Zip entry.

(Classic ASP) Set Entry Filepath (in output Zip) when Zipping

(Visual FoxPro) Set Entry Filepath (in output Zip) when Zipping

(PowerBuilder) Set Entry Filepath (in output Zip) when Zipping

(SQL Server) Set Entry Filepath (in output Zip) when Zipping

(Visual Basic 6.0) Set Entry Filepath (in output Zip) when Zipping

(VBScript) Set Entry Filepath (in output Zip) when Zipping

FileNameHex As String (read-only)

A string containing the hex encoded raw filename bytes found in the Zip entry.

HeartbeatMs As Long

The number of milliseconds between each AbortCheck event callback. The AbortCheck callback allows an application to abort inflate/extract/unzip calls prior to completion. If HeartbeatMs is 0 (the default), no AbortCheck event callbacks will fire.

IsAesEncrypted As Long (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.69

1 if the entry is AES encrypted. This property can only be 1 for entries already contained in a .zip (i.e. entries obtained from a zip archive that was opened via OpenZip, OpenBd, OpenFromMemory, etc.) The property is 0 if the entry contained in the zip is not AES encrypted.

IsDirectory As Long (read-only)

True if the Zip entry is a directory, false if it is a file.

LastBinaryResult As Variant (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The binary data returned by the last (binary data returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepBinaryResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large varbinary results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting large amounts of data returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for binary properties).

LastErrorHtml As String (read-only)

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.

LastErrorText As String (read-only)

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.

Concept of LastErrorText

LastErrorText Standard Information

LastErrorXml As String (read-only)

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.

LastMethodSuccess As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of 1 indicates success, a value of 0 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 = 1 and failure = 0.
  • 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 1. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

LastStringResult As String (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The string return value of the last (string returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepStringResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large string results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting long strings returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for string properties).

Long Strings Returned by ActiveX Methods in SQL Server

LastStringResultLen As Long (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.53

The length, in characters, of the string contained in the LastStringResult property.

TextFlag As Long

Controls whether the "text flag" of the internal file attributes for this entry within the zip is set. This is a bit flag that indicates whether the file contents are text or binary. It is for informational use and it is not imperative that this bit flag is accurately set. The ability to set this bit flag is only provided to satisfy certain cases where another application might be sensitive to the flag.

UncompressedLength As Long (read-only)

The size in bytes of this entry's file data when uncompressed.

UncompressedLengthStr As String (read-only)

The size in bytes (in decimal string format) of this zip entry's data when uncompressed.

VerboseLogging As Long

If set to 1, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is 0. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

Version As String (read-only)

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

Methods

AppendData(inData As Variant) As Long

Appends binary data to the zip entry's file contents.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

AppendDataAsync(inData As Variant) As ChilkatTask

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AppendData 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

Asynchronous Methods in VB6 - Be Very Careful with Callbacks

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(VBScript) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

AppendString(strContent As String, charset As String) As Long

Appends text data to the zip entry's file contents. The text is appended using the character encoding specified by the charset, which can be "utf-8", "ansi", etc.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

AppendStringAsync(strContent As String, charset As String) As ChilkatTask

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AppendString 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

Asynchronous Methods in VB6 - Be Very Careful with Callbacks

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(SQL Server) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Visual Basic 6.0) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(VBScript) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

Copy() As Variant

Returns the compressed data as a byte array.

Note: The Copy method can only be called if the zip entry already contains compressed data (i.e. it is a "mapped entry"). This is the case when an existing .zip is opened (from memory or from a file), or after the .zip has been written (by calling WriteZip or WriteToMemory). If a zip entry is created via AppendData, AppendFiles, etc., then it does not yet contain compressed data. When the zip is written, each entry becomes a "mapped entry" (The value of the EntryType property becomes 0.)

Returns a zero-length byte array (as a Variant) on failure.
An empty array will have a UBound of -1 meaning 0 elements.

CopyToBase64() As String

Returns the compressed data as a Base64-encoded string. It is only possible to retrieve the compressed data from a pre-existing .zip that has been opened or after writing the .zip but not closing it.

Note: The CopyToBase64 method can only be called if the zip entry already contains compressed data (i.e. it is a "mapped entry").

Returns Nothing on failure

CopyToHex() As String

Returns the compressed data as a hexidecimal encoded string. It is only possible to retrieve the compressed data from a pre-existing .zip that has been opened or after writing the .zip but not closing it.

Note: The CopyToBase64 method can only be called if the zip entry already contains compressed data (i.e. it is a "mapped entry").

Returns Nothing on failure

Extract(dirPath As String) As Long

Unzips this entry into the specified base directory. The file is unzipped to the subdirectory according to the relative path stored with the entry in the Zip. Use ExtractInto to unzip into a specific directory regardless of the path information stored in the Zip.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

ExtractAsync(dirPath As String) As ChilkatTask

Creates an asynchronous task to call the Extract 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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ExtractInto(dirPath As String) As Long

Unzip a file into a specific directory

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

ExtractIntoAsync(dirPath As String) As ChilkatTask

Creates an asynchronous task to call the ExtractInto 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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GetDt() As CkDateTime

Returns the last-modified date/time of this zip entry.

Returns Nothing on failure

Inflate() As Variant

Inflate a file within a Zip directly into memory.

Returns a zero-length byte array (as a Variant) on failure.
An empty array will have a UBound of -1 meaning 0 elements.

InflateAsync() As ChilkatTask

Creates an asynchronous task to call the Inflate 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

Asynchronous Methods in VB6 - Be Very Careful with Callbacks

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(Visual Basic 6.0) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(VBScript) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

NextEntry() As ChilkatZipEntry

Return the next entry (file or directory) within the Zip

Returns Nothing on failure

NextMatchingEntry(matchStr As String) As ChilkatZipEntry

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Returns the next entry having a filename matching the matchStr. The "*" characters matches 0 or more of any character. The full filename, including path, is used when matching against the pattern.

Returns Nothing on failure

(Classic ASP) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(Visual FoxPro) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(PowerBuilder) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(SQL Server) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(Visual Basic 6.0) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(VBScript) Iterate over Matching Filenames

ReplaceData(inData As Variant) As Long

Replaces the zip entry's existing contents with new data.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

ReplaceString(strContent As String, charset As String) As Long

Replaces the zip entry's existing contents with new text data. The text will be stored using the character encoding as specified by charset, which can be "utf-8", "ansi", etc.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

(Classic ASP) Replace/Update a FIle in a .zip

(Visual FoxPro) Replace/Update a FIle in a .zip

(PowerBuilder) Replace/Update a FIle in a .zip

(SQL Server) Replace/Update a FIle in a .zip

(Visual Basic 6.0) Replace/Update a FIle in a .zip

(VBScript) Replace/Update a FIle in a .zip

SetDt(dt As CkDateTime)

Sets the last-modified date/time for this zip entry.

UnzipToBd(binData As ChilkatBinData) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Unzips the entry contents into the binData.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

UnzipToBdAsync(binData As ChilkatBinData) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UnzipToBd 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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UnzipToSb(ByVal lineEndingBehavior As Long, srcCharset As String, sb As ChilkatStringBuilder) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Unzips a text file to the sb. The contents of sb are appended with the unzipped file. The lineEndingBehavior is as follows:

0 = leave unchanged.
1 = convert all to bare LF's
2 = convert all to CRLF's

The srcCharset tells the component how to interpret the bytes of the uncompressed file -- i.e. as utf-8, utf-16, windows-1252, etc.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

UnzipToSbAsync(ByVal lineEndingBehavior As Long, srcCharset As String, sb As ChilkatStringBuilder) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UnzipToSb 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

Asynchronous Methods in VB6 - Be Very Careful with Callbacks

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(PowerBuilder) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(SQL Server) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Visual Basic 6.0) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

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UnzipToStream(toStream As ChilkatStream) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Unzips a file within a Zip to a stream. If called synchronously, the toStream must have a sink, such as a file or another stream object. If called asynchronously, then the foreground thread can read the stream.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

(Classic ASP) Unzip Binary File to Stream

(Visual FoxPro) Unzip Binary File to Stream

(PowerBuilder) Unzip Binary File to Stream

(SQL Server) Unzip Binary File to Stream

(Visual Basic 6.0) Unzip Binary File to Stream

(VBScript) Unzip Binary File to Stream

UnzipToStreamAsync(toStream As ChilkatStream) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UnzipToStream 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 Nothing on failure

(Classic ASP) Unzip One File to a Stream

(Visual FoxPro) Unzip One File to a Stream

(PowerBuilder) Unzip One File to a Stream

(SQL Server) Unzip One File to a Stream

(Visual Basic 6.0) Unzip One File to a Stream

(VBScript) Unzip One File to a Stream

UnzipToString(ByVal lineEndingBehavior As Long, srcCharset As String) As String

Inflate and return the uncompressed data as a string The lineEndingBehavior is as follows:

0 = leave unchanged.
1 = convert all to bare LF's
2 = convert all to CRLF's

The srcCharset tells the component how to interpret the bytes of the uncompressed file -- i.e. as utf-8, utf-16, windows-1252, etc.

Returns Nothing on failure

(Classic ASP) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(Visual FoxPro) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(PowerBuilder) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(SQL Server) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(Visual Basic 6.0) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(VBScript) Iterate over Matching Filenames

(Classic ASP) Download a Zip from a URL and OpenFromMemory. (No .zip fie is created)

(Visual FoxPro) Download a Zip from a URL and OpenFromMemory. (No .zip fie is created)

(PowerBuilder) Download a Zip from a URL and OpenFromMemory. (No .zip fie is created)

(SQL Server) Download a Zip from a URL and OpenFromMemory. (No .zip fie is created)

(Visual Basic 6.0) Download a Zip from a URL and OpenFromMemory. (No .zip fie is created)

(VBScript) Download a Zip from a URL and OpenFromMemory. (No .zip fie is created)

UnzipToStringAsync(ByVal lineEndingBehavior As Long, srcCharset As String) As ChilkatTask

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UnzipToString 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 Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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Events

AbortCheck(abort As Long)

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.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents myZipentry As ChilkatZipEntry

Private Sub myZipentry_AbortCheck(abort As Long)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

BinaryData(data As Variant)

Binary data provided by certain methods.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents myZipentry As ChilkatZipEntry

Private Sub myZipentry_BinaryData(data As Variant)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

PercentDone(ByVal pctDone As Long, abort As Long)

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 1 will cause the method to abort and return a failed status (or whatever return value indicates failure).

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents myZipentry As ChilkatZipEntry

Private Sub myZipentry_PercentDone(ByVal pctDone As Long, abort As Long)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

ProgressInfo(name As String, value As String)

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.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents myZipentry As ChilkatZipEntry

Private Sub myZipentry_ProgressInfo(name As String, value As String)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

TextData(data As String)

Text data provided by certain methods.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents myZipentry As ChilkatZipEntry

Private Sub myZipentry_TextData(data As String)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub