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January 2023

Creating and downloading zip files with ASP.NET Core

For a recent feature, I had to download a batch of files from an internal website written in ASP.NET Core. Zipping the files before downloading them, turned out as a great way of easily implementing multi-file download. .NET offers all of the needed features and in this post, I'll show you how to implement it. To get started, I'll create a new ASP.NET Core website: I'm picking the MVC template, but none of the zip-related code is specific to MVC.