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Michael asked on 27 Sep 2013, 01:06 PM
Hey guys,

I have a RadFileExplorer which works ok, uploads and everything work great.

What I want to do is when a user gets to the folder they want they'll select a certain amount of files then when they hit a custom button I want to be able to grab the folder / filename of each file on the server side so I can add those values to a database table.

Can anyone tell me how I can go about this?

Sample code:

<telerik:RadFileExplorer  runat="server" ID="FileExplorer1" Width="780px" Height="300px" AllowPaging="true" PageSize="15" CssClass="fileBrowser" EnableFilterTextBox="true" DisplayUpFolderItem="False" EnableCreateNewFolder="True" TreePaneWidth="200px" >
 
                               <Configuration ViewPaths="~/productImages/"  UploadPaths="~/productImages/" DeletePaths="~/productImages/"  AllowMultipleSelection="True" EnableAsyncUpload="True" SearchPatterns="*.jpg, *.png, *.jpeg, *.gif" MaxUploadFileSize="2097152" ></Configuration>
                                
                           </telerik:RadFileExplorer>

Any help would be great.

Thanks,

Michael

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Vessy
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answered on 30 Sep 2013, 10:51 AM
Hello Michael,

You can achieve the desired functionality by implementing a custom Toolbar/Context menu item, collecting the URLs to the selected items in its Client-Side click handler. Detailed information on the subject is available here: Adding a custom button to the toolbar and an item to the tree context menu

After that, using the Client-Side API of RadFIleExplorer you can access all of the currently selected items and their URLs. For example:
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function collectUrls() {
    var selectedItems = $find("RadFileExplorer1").get_selectedItems();
    var result;
    for (var i = 0; i < selectedItems.length; i++) {
        result += selectedItems[i].get_url() + ";";
    }
}

Once you collect the links to the selected files, you can use standard approach for sending the data from the Client to the Server and saving them to a DataBase.

I hope this information will be helpful in narrowing you implementing your custom scenario.

Regards,
Veselina Raykova
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