Is it possible to use Mapped Drive letters or UNC paths?

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  1. k f
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    Posted 25 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    I have a situation where a client is looking for a file explorer with the ability to map to locations that don't just lie under the root of the web directory.  This could mapped network drives, UNC paths etc.  Is it possible to specify those with this File Explorer and be able to use them?

    Thanks
  2. k f
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    Posted 26 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Also, is it possible to get this to work with Virtual Directories?
  3. Tervel
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    Posted 03 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hi k f,

    It is possible to "plug" the UI of RadFileExplorer to any back-end system/implementation by subclassing and implementing a custom File Content Provider, as shown in the following demo:
    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax-beta/fileexplorer/examples/dbfilebrowsercontentprovider/defaultcs.aspx

    The FileContentProvider abstraction is not new. It has been around for quite some time as it was used to provide an interface for hooking RadEditor's FileBrowser dialogs to MCMS, MOSS, Sitefinity, Amazon S3, a database, etc.

    We plan to release more out-of-the-box providers for the RadFileExplorer, but at this point you might need to make your own implementation using the DB provider as a reference.


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  4. helloS
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    Posted 07 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Tervel

    The link to your sample to a UNC provider is not working?

    Thanks
  5. Tervel
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    Posted 07 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello helloS,

    As of Q1 2009 the RadFileExplorer is a full member of the RadControls suite - so the correct link is:
    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/fileexplorer/examples/dbfilebrowsercontentprovider/defaultcs.aspx

    The previous link [used to] point to the Q1 2009 BETA

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  6. LG
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    Posted 24 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Out of the box, the RadFIleExplorer component seems to still not accept UNC paths. Could you please confirm?

    \\MyRemoteServerName\MyParentFolderName\MySubFolderName\

    Thanks
  7. Fiko
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    Posted 25 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Hello RJ,

    You need to build a custom provider in order to connect RadFileExplorer to a network share or local file system. An example implementation of such provider can be found in this KB article. Could you please check it and let me know whether it fits your requirements?


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  8. LG
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    Posted 29 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Thanks for the KB Article. It works!!
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