RadFileExplorer opening .pptx files expected behaviour?

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  1. Rach
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    Feb 2013

    Posted 18 Jul 2013 Link to this post


    I have a radFileExplorer control which displays documents within a sharepoint document library.
    Users have been complaining that when they open MS PowerPoint (.pptx) files through the radFileExplorer an empty popup window also opens.
    Is this known behaviour and is there anything I can do to stop it?

  2. Vessy
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    Posted 23 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Rach,

    You can overcome this empty window by cancelling the OnClientFileOpen event arguments. A sample implementation of the desired behavior could be:
    <telerik:RadFileExplorer ID="RadFileExplorer1" runat="server" OnClientFileOpen="OnClientFileOpen">
        <Configuration ViewPaths="~/Images" UploadPaths="~/Images" DeletePaths="~/Images" />
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function OnClientFileOpen(explorer, args) {
            var fileExt = args.get_item().get_extension();
            if (fileExt.toLowerCase() == "ppt" || fileExt.toLowerCase() == "pptx") {

    I hope this would be helpful.

    Veselina Raykova
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  4. Rach
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    Feb 2013

    Posted 23 Jul 2013 Link to this post


    Many thanks
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