File Browser reading FTP files?

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  1. Megan
    Megan avatar
    56 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2007

    Posted 06 May 2008 Link to this post

    I have created a project based on the new file browser shown here:

    Is it possible using this project to browse through files from an FTP site?

    If not, are there better controls I can use that would aid in this?
  2. Todd Anglin
    Todd Anglin avatar
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    Member since:
    Aug 2005

    Posted 06 May 2008 Link to this post


    Can you explain what you mean in more detail? Generally speaking, you cannot directly build an ASPX page that communicates over the FTP protocol. That's true not matter what UI controls you use to build your site.

    You can, of course, build an ASP.NET site with a UI designed with the RadControls and then perform FTP communication on the server. Your site will still communicate with users over HTTP and then your server will perform the FTP communication. Does that make sense?

    That said, there are a number of .NET libraries out there to help you with the FTP communication part. Check out these links for some examples:

    Hope that helps-
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