WinZip Question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by LarryP, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. LarryP

    LarryP Guest

    I'm actually on Windows XP, but couldn't find a group for that (every other
    flavor of Windows, but not that!), and my question is actually about WinZip,
    but hey, that's sort of a Windows add-in, right?

    Anybody know how to run a self-extracting zip file (.exe extension) and
    BYPASS the dialog box where you must click Unzip and later Close? When I
    call it from MSAccess VBA code I just want it to go ahead and perform the
    unzip without bugging the user for any input. I have the unzip destination
    already hardwired, so would rather not have the user involved at all.
     
    LarryP, Sep 29, 2008
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  2. LarryP

    KDE Guest

    right click on the zip file, you should be presented with several options.
    Extract. (which will start the unzip wizard)
    Extract to... (where you will have to designate a location) or Extract to
    "name of zip" (where the zip will be extracted to a new folder created in
    the location the zip file is in)
     
    KDE, Sep 29, 2008
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  3. LarryP

    LVTravel Guest

    You can't do that with the personal edition Self Extractor that comes with
    WinZip.

    See http://www.winzip.com/prodpagese.htm for information on their Self
    Extractor 3.1 program that appears to do exactly what you want. $49.95
     
    LVTravel, Sep 30, 2008
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  4. You mean you couldn't find microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, or
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics?

    It's on msnews.microsoft.com - subscribe through Windows Mail, not the
    clunking web interface.
     
    Andrew Murray, Sep 30, 2008
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  5. No, you can't do that with VBA code like you can't do it with VB6 or
    VB.Net code. Winzip is not a MS Windows add-in. It is a 3rd party tool
    that must be installed on the Windows platform like other 3rd party's
    software applications.

    You call that Winzip.exe from code, tt's like you're setting there at
    the Command Prompt staring Winzip and the user must interact with the
    Winzip screens.

    There are free 3rd party compress/decompress libraries in a DLL format
    that your VBA solution can call that compresses or decompress zip files
    without user intervention, like Zlib and others.

    http://www.zlib.net/
     
    Paul Montgumdrop, Sep 30, 2008
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  6. Use the Winzip command line add-on:

    http://www.winzip.com/prodpagecl.htm
     
    the wharf rat, Sep 30, 2008
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  7. LarryP

    LarryP Guest

    Thanks, wr. Our enterprise is still plugging along with 10.0 at the moment,
    but I imagine 12.0 will come along in due course, so I'll download that
    add-on for later use.
     
    LarryP, Sep 30, 2008
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  8. LarryP

    LarryP Guest

    I found lots of XP groups for discussions, but when I went to the
    post-a-question screen I didn't find anything XP in the dropdown.
     
    LarryP, Sep 30, 2008
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  9. I wouldn't be using it in a serious application like a Windows NT
    service or Console application that was a Web service client solution
    that was compressing XML files to be transmitted to a Web service. I
    wouldn't want to have anything to do with some kind of a Command line
    arguments.

    You set reference to a zip library in the project, you instantiate the
    zlib object to do the compress or decompress and error trap in code if
    something goes wrong.

    Same thing being done on the Web service side project with the
    decompression as it has a reference set to the compression library.

    No Mickey Mouse Winzip anything. I wouldn't use it programming wise
    under any circumstances.

    Nothing against you personally or Winzip, because I use it at the
    desktop for my personal usage, but no professional programmer that I
    know of would use Winzip in code.
     
    Paul Montgumdrop, Sep 30, 2008
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  10. You are using the web interface to participate in newsgroups.

    The reason you're having such problems is that you are using the awful
    web interface to read this newsgroup--it's the slowest, clunkiest,
    most error-prone method there is. Do yourself a favor and switch to a
    newsreader, such as Outlook Express, which comes with Windows XP. See
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Sep 30, 2008
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  11. LarryP

    Mike Guest

    Is this a Vista newsgroup or what?
     
    Mike, Sep 30, 2008
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