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100% managed .NET code with no external dependencies #

  • Rebex ZIP is written in 100% managed C# code.
  • No external dependencies. It only needs .NET Framework.
  • No open source code used.
  • Fully CLS-compliant.
  • Supports any .NET language (C#, VB.NET, C++/CLI, etc.)
  • Platform-independent code. Same assemblies for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

.NET Framework on Windows #

Rebex ZIP supports the following .NET Framework platforms:

  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • .NET Framework 4.7.x
  • .NET Framework 4.6.x
  • .NET Framework 4.5.x
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • .NET Framework 3.0
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions (same DLLs)

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Supported Windows versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7

Rebex ZIP is known to work on Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 R2. However, these platforms already reached end-of-life, which means we cannot guarantee any kind of support for Rebex ZIP on these operating systems.

.NET Core #

Rebex ZIP supports .NET Core platform.

Supported frameworks:

  • .NET Core 1.1
  • .NET Core 2.1
  • .NET Core 2.2

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 (SP1 and higher)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 and higher)
  • Linux (64-bit)
  • macOS (64-bit)

.NET Standard #

Rebex ZIP supports .NET Standard 1.5/2.0 on .NET Core 1.1, 2.1 and 2.2. Support for .NET Standard 2.0 on Universal Windows Platform (build 16299 or higher) and Xamarin.Mac (version 3.8 or higher) is experimental.

Mono on Linux #

Rebex ZIP supports Mono 4.x/5.x on Linux and Apple macOS (OS X).

.NET Compact Framework on handhelds and mobiles #

Rebex ZIP supports Microsoft legacy handheld and mobile platforms.

Supported frameworks:

  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5
  • .NET Compact Framework 3.9

Supported mobile operating systems:

  • Windows CE 5.0, 6.x
  • Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Xamarin.iOS #

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.iOS 10.3 or later
  • iOS 10 or later

Xamarin.Android #

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.Android 8.0 or later

Xamarin.Mac #

Rebex ZIP features experimental support for Xamarin.Mac 3.8 or later via .NET Standard 2.0.

Universal Windows Platform #

Rebex ZIP features experimental support for Universal Windows Platform (UWP/UAP) applications on Windows 10 via .NET Standard 2.0.

Supported platforms:

  • Windows 10 (version 1709 or higher)
  • Windows 10 IoT (version 1709 or higher)

In order to use Rebex ZIP on these platforms, make sure to specify at least Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (10.0; Build 16299) in your Universal Windows project.

ASP.NET #

Rebex ZIP can be used within an ASP.NET web page. However, you have to keep in mind specific features of the ASP.NET platform (it is stateless, multithreaded, it may be limited by MediumTrust security level...).

You can get inspired by the ASP.NET ZIP Archive Browser sample.

Further info on using Rebex components in web environment can be found in How to use Rebex SFTP or FTP/SSL in ASP.NET knowledge base article. The article discusses SFTP and FTP/SSL, but implications for Rebex ZIP are the same.

Legacy platform support #

For details of legacy platforms support see the following articles:

Specifications #

Implemented RFC:

Other specifications:

FIPS 140-2 mode #

Rebex ZIP can operate in a FIPS 140-2 compliant mode. When enabled, only FIPS-approved cryptographic modules from MS CryptoAPI are used. FIPS mode is activated automatically when Windows is running in FIPS mode. To switch on the FIPS mode manually, set
Rebex.Security.Cryptography.CryptoHelper.UseFipsAlgorithmsOnly to true.

Scripting platforms #

Rebex ZIP is designed primary for use in .NET framework applications. However, it can be used in several other scripting and hosting environments:

  • Microsoft SQL Server SSIS packages
  • Microsoft SQL Server SQL CLR stored procedures
  • Microsoft PowerShell scripts

See how to use Rebex ZIP in SSIS, SQL CLR and PowerShell environments.

Formats and algorithms #

Supported file formats:

  • ZIP (.zip)
  • GZIP (.gz)
  • ZLIB
  • DEFLATE

Supported compression algorithms:

Supported encryption algorithms:

Cryptographic algorithms:

  • AES (Rijndael)
  • Traditional PKWARE ZIP 2.0 encryption (extremely weak)
  • SHA-1
  • CRC-32