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Is it possible to use Mapped Drive letters or UNC paths?
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k f
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k f asked on 25 Feb 2009, 03:07 PM
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?

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answered on 27 Feb 2009, 02:44 AM
Also, is it possible to get this to work with Virtual Directories?
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answered on 03 Mar 2009, 08:19 AM
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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answered on 07 Apr 2009, 11:08 AM
Hi Tervel

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

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Tervel
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answered on 07 Apr 2009, 11:47 AM
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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answered on 24 Dec 2009, 04:33 PM
Out of the box, the RadFIleExplorer component seems to still not accept UNC paths. Could you please confirm?

\\MyRemoteServerName\MyParentFolderName\MySubFolderName\

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answered on 25 Dec 2009, 11:30 AM
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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answered on 29 Dec 2009, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the KB Article. It works!!
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