exploring local resources

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  1. Marcelo
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    Oct 2011

    Posted 23 Oct 2011 Link to this post

    is there any method for acces to local folders/files with this control or other?
  2. Dobromir
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    Posted 24 Oct 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Marcelo,

    If I understand you correctly you need to list files from the client's computer. If this is the case, I will have to disappoint you. It is not possible to access user's local hard drive using JavaScript. This is not a restriction of RadFileExplorer but is a general JavaScript security restriction.

    RadFileExplorer can be used to list physical directories that resides on the web server, or on a cloud server or even a file structure stored in a database, but to be able to list these files and / or manipulate them the web server which is running the website need to have the correct permissions.

    If this is not the case, and you need to list files from a server, but not from the client's hard drive, RadFileExplorer offers the possibility to use different (custom) content provider to fulfill the requirements for the specific storage. You can find a detailed information on how to implement custom content provider in the following Live Demo and help article:
    FileExplorer / Custom File Content Provider
    Using custom FileBrowserContentProvider

    Also, you can find various content providers in KnowledgeBase and CodeLibrary sections of your site.

    Best wishes,
    Dobromir
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