Tag Archives: files

Find duplicate files in C#, Part 4 of 4

The last three posts described an application that searches for duplicate files and removes them. The program seems to work fairly well, at least for small test directories. When I tried it on a directory containing around 8,000 files, however, … Continue reading

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Find duplicate files in C#, Part 3 of 4

The last two posts described an application that searches for duplicate files and removes them. This post explains how the program removes the files when you click the Delete Selected button. When you click the button, the following code executes. … Continue reading

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Find duplicate files in C#, Part 2 of 4

The previous post Find duplicate files in C#, Part 1 of 4 explained how the example uses a LINQ query to select files grouped by hash code. This post explains how the program displays the files’ contents and how the … Continue reading

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Find duplicate files in C#, Part 1 of 4

This example lets you find and remove duplicate files. It’s fairly complex, so I’m going to cover it’s more interesting pieces in several posts. I won’t cover some of the less interesting pieces at all. Enter a directory path or … Continue reading

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Write a CSV file from an array in C#

The example Read a CSV file into an array in C# shows how to load a CSV file into a two-dimensional array of strings. This example does the opposite: it saves a two-dimensional array of strings into a CSV (comma-separated … Continue reading

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Calculate hash codes for a file in C#

Hash codes are codes that concisely represent files or other chunks of data. The basic idea is to combine the data’s bytes in ways so that two different files are likely to have different hash codes. If you save a … Continue reading

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Copy a directory hierarchy into the executable directory in C#

The example Copy files into the executable directory in C# explains how to make Visual Studio copy a file into the executable directory when it builds a project. That makes it easy for the executable to find the file when … Continue reading

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Compress and decompress directories in C#

The ZipFile class provides remarkably simple methods to compress and decompress directories in the zip format. This class is defined in the .NET Framework version 4.5, so this example is in Visual Studio 2017 instead of an older version. To … Continue reading

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Extract comments from a group of files in C#

I’m finishing up another book (I’ll announce it when it’s ready in a week or so) and I’m working through one of the thornier issues of any programming book: spell-checking code comments. I already have an example to extract comments … Continue reading

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Use Word to make a PDF containing pictures in C#

The example Make a Word document containing pictures in C# shows how to make a Word document containing pictures taken from selected files. This example is similar to the that one (see that post for details) except it saves the … Continue reading

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