FileExplorer upload files by dragging them into the target folder

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  1. Suzy
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    Posted 20 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I am using the RadFileExplorer and this works fine but the user wants to add files to the folder by dragging them to the folder and drop it.  Not by first clicking the folder, then push the upload button and there drop (or select) the file and press upload. Too many steps...

    Is there a way to do this?

    Kind regards

    Suzy
  2. Vessy
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    Posted 20 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Suzy,

    I am afraid that I will have to disappoint you, but the desired functionality is not available out-of-the-box in the FileExplorer control and cannot be achieved with the current implementation of the control. The only option I can suggest you for the moment is to enable the AsyncUpload of the control and use its drop zone in a similar way: video.

    I hope this information will be helpful for you.


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  4. Suzy
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    Posted 27 Nov 2014 in reply to Vessy Link to this post

    Sorry but the video just shows me the way it is with the upload button of the FileExplorer. 
  5. Vessy
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    Posted 27 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Suzy,

    FileExplorer can be used either with the deprecated RadUpload control, or with RadAsyncUpload. The latter control has its drop zone, which functionality is demonstrated in the linked video. This is the only upload-dragging option that can be currently used in the FileExplorer control.

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  6. Suzy
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    Posted 27 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hey Vessy,
    where can I drop a change request for this?  I really think it will be a plus for the Fileexplorer if you could drop a file directly in the folder where you want it.

    Kind regards

    Suzy
  7. Vessy
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    Posted 27 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Suzy,

    You can submit the desired functionality as a feature request into our Feedback portal. If many people vote for it our developers will consider its implementation:
    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Ideas & Deedback Portal

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  8. Sam
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    Posted 23 Mar 2015 in reply to Vessy Link to this post

    Just came across this and needed the same functionality of a file explorer with file upload drag and drop capability. Not sure if this has been answered but just in case it helps anyone else - All you really have to do is add an upload control to the form and hide it. Then put the file explorer in a div and set the div as a drop zone. Add client script to auto post back after files are dropped. The only limitation is the user have the folder they want to drop the files in selected. I suppose you could overlay dynamic drop zones if you need to drop them directly into the target folder. 
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