Question About RadAsyncUpload Demo

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  1. Brian
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    Posted 26 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    I have reviewed the Upload Async demo (the overview). Telerik describes this demo as a "simple mail app mockup" and the AsyncUpload is used to add "file attachments". Within the demo, I clicked [Select] to "attach" a file. The demo also displays a default email address of I replaced this address with my own and clicked [Send], expecting to receive a message in my Inbox that included the file attachment. I never received a mail message (after several attempts).

    Can someone explain how this demo is intended to work?
    Is it suppose to send email?
    If it is suppose to send email, is it also suppose to include a file attachment?
    Can I change it so that it emails a hyperlink to a file that was uploaded to my webserver, instead of physically emailing an attachment?

    I want a hyperlink (of the uploaded file) to be embedded in the mail message so that when a user receives the mail message, they can simply click on the hyperlink, and have it prompt the user to download the file from my webserver.

    Can this be done? How?

    Thank you,

  2. MasterChiefMasterChef
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    Posted 27 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Brian,

    This demo is intended to show off the Async Upload's available skins and functionality. They list what the demo is intended to do under the demo ("About This Demo"), which highlights selecting single files, multiple files, seeing the upload progress bar, and testing automatic validation. Althought the mockup looks very similiar to a real mail application, it is not connected to a mail server and does not actually send an email to the address next to the 'Send' button (which is by default

    If you think the RadAsyncUpload would be a useful tool for your business, try the product with Telerik's 30-day trial, which gives you access to all the RadControls available. 

    Master Chief
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  4. Brian
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    Posted 27 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    OK, thank you, the trial is cool. But when I test asyncupload sample on my local machine, however, I don't see where the files are actually stored. When I select a file, it appears along with a little progress bar, but I don't find the uploaded file in any of my web folders. I think that the [Select] button and progress bar just show that the selected file has been displayed on my webpage, but the progress bar doesn't mean that the file has been actually stored in any of my folders. So once the selected file is displayed on my on my webpage, how do I save it to a web folder.

    I notice another asyncupload example for Validation, which has 2 buttons; [Select] and [Submit]. I thought I would find my answer by looking more closely at the Submit button, but looks like is simply displays a message when clicked.

    Do you have any examples that show how to actually save the selected file to a web folder?

  5. Plamen
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    Posted 28 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Brian,

    Files are stored in a temporary location until a postback occurs.

    I will recommend you to refer to this help article where is explained basically how RadAsyncUpload is working.

    Hope this will be helpful.

    the Telerik team
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  6. Brian
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    Posted 01 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks Plamen. This is exactly what I needed.
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