store and apply virtual path to FileExplorer

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  1. Robert
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    Feb 2009

    Posted 18 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    I'm writing to ask how best to store a document path in an SQL Server - if the document path is in a different drive;

    For example, if a View Path is stored as \Customers - and is in the root folder of the web application, I am able to apply the path to the RadFileExplorer with the below code - after obtaining the document path from the SQL Server database:

    RadFileExplorer1.Configuration.ViewPaths = listViewPaths.ToArray();

    However, if the document path is in a different drive - such as

    \\FLEET01\D$\Documents\Customers\ - the RadFileExplorer is not populated;

     
    No errors occur on the web server, which indicates to me that the format is OK;

    Any insight is appreciated;

  2. Answer
    Dobromir
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    Posted 20 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Robert,

    In order to populate RadFileExplorer with folders / files that are not physical application's subfolders you need to assign a custom content provider to the control. Please review the following help article for more detailed information regarding RadFileExplorer's content provider abstraction:
    Using custom FileBrowserContentProvider

    In the following KB article you can find an example of custom content provider that is allows RadFileExplorer to operate with physical and shared paths:
    Use RadFileExplorer with physical and shared folder's paths

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