To load the libzstd.dll library in a C# ASP.NET Framework application, you can use P/Invoke (Platform Invocation Services). P/Invoke allows you to call native functions from DLLs (dynamic-link libraries) in managed C# code. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Download libzstd.dll: First, make sure you have the libzstd.dll library available. You can download the library from the official repository or from a trusted source.

  2. Add the DLL to Your Project: Place the libzstd.dll in a folder within your ASP.NET Framework project. For example, you can create a folder named "Libraries" in your project's root directory and place the DLL there.

  3. Declare the Native Method: In your C# code, declare the native method from the libzstd.dll using the DllImport attribute. This attribute tells the .NET runtime to find and load the native method from the specified DLL.

    using System.Runtime.InteropServices; public static class ZstdInterop { // Replace "libzstd.dll" with the actual name of the DLL private const string LibZstdDll = "libzstd.dll"; // Declare the native method from libzstd.dll [DllImport(LibZstdDll, CallingConvention = CallingConvention.Cdecl)] public static extern int ZSTD_compress(byte[] dst, ulong dstCapacity, byte[] src, ulong srcSize, int compressionLevel); // Add other methods as needed, following the same pattern }
  4. Call the Native Method: Now, you can call the native method from your C# code. For example:

    public class MyZstdClass { public void CompressData(byte[] data) { // Ensure the buffer is large enough to hold the compressed data byte[] compressedData = new byte[ZstdInterop.ZSTD_compressBound((ulong)data.Length)]; // Call the native method to compress the data int compressedSize = ZstdInterop.ZSTD_compress(compressedData, (ulong)compressedData.Length, data, (ulong)data.Length, compressionLevel); // Handle the compressed data (e.g., save to file, send over network, etc.) // ... } }

    In this example, we're using the ZSTD_compress method from libzstd.dll to compress the input data.

Please note that using native libraries involves additional considerations, such as handling memory properly, managing error codes, and ensuring compatibility with your application's architecture. Be aware of potential security risks when using native code. Make sure you understand the library's API and behavior, and handle any potential errors or exceptions properly in your C# code.

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