Zip Directory Activity


Creates a zip archive from a directory of source files.

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This activity zips the contents of a directory into a single zip archive.

In a Workflow:

The Zip Directory activity is useful when a workflow produces multiple files as output in a directory and you wish to provide those files to the end user as a single zip file.


Name Description

In Arguments

File Filter

A regular expression file filter to apply. For example: "\.txt$" for only files ending in ".txt". By default all files are included.

Include Subdirectories

True to include the current directory and all its subdirectories; False to include only the current directory. The default if False.


A password for the zip archive.

Source Directory

The source directory containing the files to zip.

Zip File Path

The path of the zip file to create.

The activity throws a System.IO.IOException if the zip file path is contained within the source directory.


Display Name


You can change the name of an activity to one that describes what it does. A descriptive name can make a workflow easier to interpret and maintain.

Use Zip64

Whether to use ZIP64 extensions when saving the zip archive. The default value AsNecessary is appropriate in most cases.

Version Information:

Supported from: Geocortex Essentials 4.2.