File Path Copy/Paste

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  1. Craig Tarr
    Craig Tarr avatar
    13 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2009

    Posted 22 Oct 2010 Link to this post

    I'm looking for a way to take the selected file in teh FileExplorer and grab it's file path and make it availble in the clipboard as a copy/paste.

    If the file has been uploaded to a folder location like /Documents/Secured/Downloads/ and the file name is Fall2010.pdf. I want to be able to copy that full path including the filename and paste the text (not the actual file) into a text box in another window of my CMS tool.

    I have a working solution using the zeroClipboard solution, Flash and jQuery. It works but several of my users are running into a problem where the computer clipboard is not updating and the copy of a new file path is failing. I've reinstalled Flash on those PC's and it's still very hit or miss.

    Are there any methods already available in the FileExplorer that I may be overlooking? Has anyone implemented a different solution that works?

    Looking closer at the tool, I see that the current folder path is displayed below the menu bar. But when I select a file the path doesn't update. That would be a good workaround if the path updated. I'll look at the docs and forum posts to see if I can do this.
  2. Fiko
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    Posted 27 Oct 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Craig,

    In general you can attach a handler to the RadFileExplorer's OnClientItemSelected event of the control and get the selected item:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function OnClientItemSelected(oExplorer, args)
            var item = args.get_item();
            if (!item.isDirectory())
            {// the item is a file
                var filePath = item.get_path();
                var fileUrl = item.get_url();
                // Use the path..
                // ...

    Please note that the browsers does not allow access to the clipboard from JavaScript (except IE) and you should implement the rest of the logic using some plugin.

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  4. Craig Tarr
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    13 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2009

    Posted 28 Oct 2010 Link to this post

    Works for me. We're limiting users to IE 7 or 8 so the JavaScript window.clipboardData will do fine. And this is an internal app so we don't have to worry as much about allowing the browser access to the clipboard.

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