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Ariel Zip Compression Utility with Disk Spanning V1.0

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Submitted on: 1/10/2015 6:47:00 PM
By: Tom de Lange (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 61 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     A powerful and very quick compression program using the 32bit zlib.dll (V1.1.3) compression library originally written by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler (variation of LZ77 Lempel-Ziv 1977 algoritm). The application is implemented through an extensive ArielZip class and a Winzip like client interface. Features * Powerful and very fast - compresses 6000 kb data files to 1500 kb (25%) in 2.1 seconds! * Multiple disk spanning with automatic sensing of disk capacity * User friendly floppy disk change dialogue showing contents of disk to be overwritten * Single and multiple file extraction * Extracted icons included in archive as bitmaps * 9 compression levels * Add folders and subfolders through recursive scanning of FSO objects * Add files with multiple file selection * Delete files from list and archive * Refresh files * File association of .azp extension with default icon using regobj.dll (included in zip file). Other Programming Features - About box referencing application object (revision etc) - Custom Folder browse control implementing BrowseForFolder (ArielBrowseControl) - Extensive use of FileSystemObject (requires scripting runtime dll) - Automatic sensing of floppy disk insertion/removal - Demonstration of toolbar control - Small icon extraction using SHGetFileInfo calls in shell32.dll lib - Extensive usage of CopyMem (Kernel32) - Access the system temp folder through GetTempPath (kernel32) - Registering of azp file type and associated default icon through regobj.dll - Ini file manipulation using GetProfile and SaveProfile functions Credits and links: see readme.txt file

 

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'Windows API/Global Declarations for :Ariel Zip Compression Utility with Disk Spanning V1.0
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'Requirements (included in zip file)
'Ariel Browse Folder.ocx
'Registry manipulation (regobj.dll)
'Scripting runtime (scrrun.dll)
'Zip File size: 242kb
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