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ZipArchive.Read(String, Encoding, Boolean) Method

Static method that creates a ZipArchive instance from the archive file, uses the specified encoding for the zip item names and allows you not to catch exceptions when extracting a particular zip entry.

Namespace: DevExpress.Compression

Assembly: DevExpress.Docs.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Document.Processor


public static ZipArchive Read(
    string fileName,
    Encoding encoding,
    bool catchExceptions


Name Type Description
fileName String

A string that is the path to the archive file.

encoding Encoding

The Encoding object that specifies character encoding for the zip item names.

catchExceptions Boolean

True, to catch exceptions when extracting a particular zip entry and skip the problematic entry; otherwise, false.


Type Description

A ZipArchive instance that is the zip archive for modification or extraction.


The Read method override allows you not to skip problematic zip entries during archive extraction (default behavior), but to throw exceptions so they propagate up the call chain.

If you handle the ZipArchive.Error event in a problematic situation, the event occurs and subsequently, the exception is thrown.


When the file archive is opened with the ZipArchive.Read method, you cannot save it to the same file because the original file is locked. The ZipArchive.Save method always attempts to create a new file overwriting the existing one.

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