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Zip a file or folder using no 3rd Partys apps/DLL'S

Submitted on: 2/19/2015 1:47:00 PM
By: Mason Reece Soiza (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 3 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     This code will zip any file or folder
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' Name: Zip a file or folder using no 3rd Partys apps/DLL'S
' Description:This code will zip any file or folder
' By: Mason Reece Soiza (from psc cd)

Private Sub Command1_Click()
CreateEmptyZip "c:\testzip.zip"
With CreateObject("Shell.Application")
.NameSpace("c:\testzip.zip").CopyHere "c:\FirePassword.exe"
' .NameSpace("c:\testzip.zip").CopyHere .NameSpace(FolderName).items 'use this line if we want to zip all items in a folder into our zip file
End With
' All done!
End Sub
Public Sub CreateEmptyZip(sPath)
Dim strZIPHeader As String
strZIPHeader = Chr$(80) & Chr$(75) & Chr$(5) & Chr$(6) & String(18, 0) ' header required to convince Windows shell that this is really a zip file
With CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
.CreateTextFile(sPath).Write strZIPHeader
End With
End Sub

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