I’m happy to announce that at long last the Alagad Zip Component has been released. The Zip Component is a powerful ColdFusion Component used to create and manipulate zip files. The Zip Component is written in pure CFML and does not require installation of any additional software.
Here’s what the Alagad website has to say about the zip component:
The Alagad Zip Component is a ColdFusion Component (CFC) used to create and manipulate zip files. Written entirely in ColdFusion CFML, the Zip Component does not require installation of any additional software. The Zip Component is not a CFX tag and is not Platform dependant.
Because the Zip Component is written in pure ColdFusion and instantiates only native Java objects, it compiles with the rest of your CFML files to Java bytecode and is extremely portable.
Using the Zip Component you can perform a wide range of actions on zip files, including:
- List all files in zip files
- Add files and directories to zip files
- Extract files and directories from zip files
- Delete files and directories from zip files
- Read data directly from zip files into variables
- Write data directly into zip files from variables
- Control zip file compression
The Alagad Zip Component requires almost no effort to install and use. Simply place the component into your custom tags directory or any directory in your site and then instantiate it using the ColdFusion CreateObject method. Once you have the Zip Component instantiated you can use its methods to begin creating and manipulating zip files.