Dec 04, 2008 08:24 AM|Curt_C|LINK
I'll break this down into pieces...
1) Auto-Zipping the files on the Client: Can't be done natively.
2) Upload Zip: No problem. Just add the FileUpload control to a page and use that.
3) Auto-Unzip on the Server: Sure, but you'll need (I believe) a 3rd party command line utility (like pkUnzip) to un-zip the files.
4) Auto-Import the data: Sure. Once the step #2 & #3 are completed just parse the files.
P.S.... there really is no "offline" methodology for Asp.Net. I'm just saying this because you mentioned it. You'd have to look at a Windows, not Web, development path for that.