System.IO.Compression vs. file compression

A good clarification for me. One of the great and under-rated features of .NET 2.0 is the System.IO.Compression namespace which allows stream compression. But it’s important to understand that this is not file compression. For example, if you want to zip up multiple files, this is not the class for you. I will definitely use these classes where it makes sense, but I will continue to use the XCeed components for more full functioned zipping in .NET.

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