Friday, April 8, 2011

DeflateStream in Silverlight

Another circumvented area in the Silverlight core libraries is compression and decompression of streams. The entire System.IO.Compression namespace that can be found in the regular .NET Framework is missing in Silverlight.

But of course, this limitation has been recognized. In the dotnetzip project on Codeplex, there is a Silverlight branch that among other things provide a DeflateStream replacement. This was a very welcome finding in my efforts of adapting as much as possible of the mdcm C# DICOM library to Silverlight.

My thanks go to the Codeplex user cheeso for this contribution!

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