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Sets the password to use for compressing.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Compression 5.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "ZipFile.UsePassword"; Password { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Password The password text. "pass123"
Encoding The text encoding for Password parameter.
Default is native.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
"native" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Sets the password to use for compressing.
The password is needed to create encrypted files in archive.
Each item in archive could have its own password, but normally all have the same.


Set password:

MBS( "ZipFile.UsePassword"; "Hello" )

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Created 26th February 2015, last changed 24th February 2016

ZipFile.SetCompressionLevel - ZipFile.WriteContainer