Toolbar

The toolbar element having the number of tools, and each tool can be configurable.

Toolbar items

The toolbar having the list of items to perform various operations and grouped into some categorizes.

From below you can see the available toolbar items and its categorization:

  • c#
  • protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                {
                    //all tools categories are placed in the toolbar by the below order
                    this.fileexplorer.ToolsList = new List<string>() { 
                        "creation",
                        "navigation",
                        "addressBar",                
                        "copyPaste",                
                        "searchBar",
                         "sortBy"               
                    };
        
                    //all tools grouped under following categories
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.Creation = new List<string>(){
                        "NewFolder"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.Navigation = new List<string>() {
                        "Back",
                        "Forward",
                        "Upward"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.AddressBar = new List<string>() {
                        "Addressbar"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.CopyPaste = new List<string>() {
                        "Cut",
                        "Copy",
                        "Paste"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.SearchBar = new List<string>() {
                        "Searchbar"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.SortBy = new List<string>() {
                        "SortBy"
                    };
                }

    The following table explains the functionality of each toolbar item:

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    Tool name Description
    Layout In FileExplorer, files have been displayed in 3 types of views “Grid”, “Tile” and “Large Icons”. Using this tool, you can change the view type from one to another.
    NewFolder 

    It creates a new folder on the current directory.

    While click on the NewFolder item, the dialog displays to get the folder name. Based on the user input, FileExplorer creates new folder on the current directory. Also

    createFolder

    event will be triggered when new folder is created successfully in the file system.



    Back 

    It navigates to the previous directory from the user history. When the backward history is not available when it is disabled state.



    Forward 

    It navigates to the next directory from the user history. When the forward history is not available when it is disable state.



    Upward 

    It navigates to the parent directory of the current folder.



    Address bar

    The “address bar” is the textbox which displays the path of the current directory, as a series of its parent directory separated by slash (“/”).

    And the address bar is an editable area, so you can enter any directory’s path to a quick navigation.



    Refresh 

    It refreshes the current directory.



    Upload 

    It uploads a file or list of files into the current directory.

    And you can customize the upload configurations, for details check

    here

    .



    Delete 

    It delete the current selected file or folder. The delete icon is enable state if you select any file or folder.

    If you selected the multiple files, it deletes all the selected items.



    Rename 

    This is used to rename the current selected file or folder. The rename icon is enable state if you select any file or folder.

    Even if you selected multiple files, it renames the last selected file only.



    Download 

    It downloads the selected files. The download icon is enable state if you select any file or folder.

    The

    beforeDownload

    event will be triggered before the files are downloaded.

    If you select multiple files, it downloads all the files in a zip format.



    Cut 

    It makes the copy of the selected files or folders into the clipboard. When the user paste the files in any location, the files are removed from the source location. The

    cut

    event will be triggered when files or folders are removed from the source.



    Copy 

    It makes the copy of the selected files or folders into the clipboard. When the user paste the files, the copy of the files are pasted in the target location. The

    copy

    event will be triggered when file or folder is copied.



    Paste 

    It pastes the files from the clipboard into the currently selected folder.

    Note: Only when the files are copied into the clipboard it is enabled. The

    paste

    event will be triggered when file or folder is pasted.



    Details 

    It displays the details of the current selected file or folder.



    Search bar

    The Search bar is the textbox which is used to search the files from the current directory. It list the files based on the user search.

    The search behavior of the “search bar” can be customize, for details check 

    here

    .

    Sort by

    It's used to sorting the files from the current directory.The sorting can be done based on the columns available from grid,in both ascending and descending order.



    Toolbar Visibility

    The visibility of the toolbar can be customized through the “ShowToolbar” property. By disabling this property you can remove the toolbar from FileExplorer. Also you can remove the particular toolbar item by using removeToolbarItem method.

    In the view page, add FileExplorer element and specify “ShowToolbar” as “false

  • html
  • <%--hides the toolbar--%>
            <ej:FileExplorer
                ID="fileexplorer"
                runat="server"
                AjaxAction="DefaultFunctionalities.aspx/FileActionDefault"
                Path="~/FileBrowser/"
                ShowToolbar="false">
                <AjaxSettings>
                    <Download Url="downloadFile.ashx{0}" />
                    <Upload Url="uploadFiles.ashx{0}" />
                </AjaxSettings>
            </ej:FileExplorer>

    Toolbar Configuration

    As you can see the available toolbar items from here. From the list of available items, you can configure and group your required toolbar items only through the “Tools” property. And also you can arrange the toolbar items by the “ToolsList” property.

    Add the following code example to the corresponding code behind page to create the tools list.

  • c#
  • protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                {
                    this.fileexplorer.ToolsList = new List<string>() { 
                        "creation",
                        "navigation",
                        "addressBar",                
                        "copyPaste",                
                        "searchBar"                
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.Creation = new List<string>(){
                        "NewFolder"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.Navigation = new List<string>() {
                        "Back",
                        "Forward",
                        "Upward"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.AddressBar = new List<string>() {
                        "Addressbar"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.CopyPaste = new List<string>() {
                        "Cut",
                        "Copy",
                        "Paste"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.SearchBar = new List<string>() {
                        "Searchbar"
                    };
                }

    In the view page, add FileExplorer element as shown below

  • html
  • <ej:FileExplorer
                ID="fileexplorer"
                runat="server"
                AjaxAction="DefaultFunctionalities.aspx/FileActionDefault"
                Path="~/FileBrowser/">
                <AjaxSettings>
                    <Download Url="downloadFile.ashx{0}" />
                    <Upload Url="uploadFiles.ashx{0}" />
                </AjaxSettings>
            </ej:FileExplorer>

    The Search bar can be customize through the “FilterSettings” property. By default the search doesn’t consider the case sensitivity, and the search works based on “FilterType”.

    The FileExplorer allows the following filter types in the search functionality.

    • “FilterOperator.StartsWith” – Supports to search text with starts with

    • “FilterOperator.Contains” – Supports to search text with contains with

    • “FilterOperator.EndsWith” – Supports to search text with ends with

    In the view page, you can configure the filter type with enabling case sensitivity like below:

  • html
  • <ej:FileExplorer
                ID="fileexplorer"
                runat="server"
                AjaxAction="DefaultFunctionalities.aspx/FileActionDefault"
                Path="~/FileBrowser/">
                <%--it changes the search filter type as “startsWith” and enables the case sensitive search--%>
                <FilterSettings FilterType="StartsWith" CaseSensitiveSearch="true" />
                <AjaxSettings>
                    <Download Url="downloadFile.ashx{0}" />
                    <Upload Url="uploadFiles.ashx{0}" />
                </AjaxSettings>
            </ej:FileExplorer>

    Custom Tool in Toolbar

    From the toolbar items you can see the list of built-in tools to perform the operations. Along with this built-in tools, you can add your custom tool with the custom functionality.

    You can find an online demo sample of FileExplorer with custom tool from here.

    Add the following code example to the corresponding code behind page to create a custom tools list.

  • c#
  • protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                {
                    this.fileexplorer.ToolsList = new List<string>() {
                        "creation",
                        "navigation",
                        "addressBar",                
                        "copyPaste",                
                        "searchBar",
                        "customTool"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.Creation = new List<string>(){
                        "NewFolder"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.Navigation = new List<string>() {
                        "Back",
                        "Forward",
                        "Upward"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.AddressBar = new List<string>() {
                        "Addressbar"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.CopyPaste = new List<string>() {
                        "Cut",
                        "Copy",
                        "Paste"
                    };
                    this.fileexplorer.Tools.SearchBar = new List<string>() {
                        "Searchbar"
                    };
                }

    In the view page, add FileExplorer element and specify custom tool as shown below

  • html
  • <ej:FileExplorer
                ID="fileexplorer"
                runat="server"
                AjaxAction="DefaultFunctionalities.aspx/FileActionDefault"
                Path="~/FileBrowser/">        
                <AjaxSettings>
                    <Download Url="downloadFile.ashx{0}" />
                    <Upload Url="uploadFiles.ashx{0}" />
                </AjaxSettings>
                <Tools>
                    <CustomTool>
                        <ej:FileExplorerCustomTool 
                            Name="Help" 
                            Tooltip="Help" 
                            Action="dialogOpen" 
                            Css="e-fileExplorer-toolbar-icon Help" 
                        />
                    </CustomTool>
                </Tools>
            </ej:FileExplorer>
            <script type="text/javascript">
                //click handler of custom tool
                function dialogOpen() {
                    alert("custom tool item clicked");
                }
            </script>
            <style type="text/css">
                /*Specify the custom tool icon*/
                .e-fileExplorer-toolbar-icon {
                    height: 22px;
                    width: 22px;
                    font-family: 'ej-webfont';
                    font-size: 18px;
                    margin-top: 2px;
                    text-align: center;
                }
                .e-fileExplorer-toolbar-icon.Help:before {
                    content: "\e72b";
                }
            </style>

    Enable / Disable the Toolbar Item

    Each toolbar item can be enabled or disabled through the below client-side public methods.

    These methods accepts the tool name as the parameter. It also allows the parameter as tool item index or the jQuery object of the tool item.

  • javascript
  • $(function () {
                    var fileExpObj = $("#fileexplorer").data("ejFileExplorer");
                    // this disables the NewFolder item
                    fileExpObj.disableToolbarItem("NewFolder");
                    // this disables the Layout item (since index of Layout is 0)
                    fileExpObj.disableToolbarItem(0);
                    // this enables the NewFolder item
                    fileExpObj.enableToolbarItem("NewFolder");
                });

    Enable / Disable the custom added tool in Toolbar Item

    If you want to enable / disable the custom added tool in toolbar, you need to pass the corresponding li elements of custom added tool in enableToolbarItem / disableToolbarItem method of FileExplorer. Since we have consider this custom tool as a object type.

  • javascript
  • var fileExpObj = $("#fileExplorer").data("ejFileExplorer");
            
            //tool is a cssClass of FileExplorer 
            // this disables the custom tool item 
            
            var li = $(".tool").find(".Help").closest('li'); 
            fileExpObj.disableToolbarItem(li); 
            
            // this enables the custom tool item 
            fileExpObj.enableToolbarItem(li);

    Customizing the Upload Functionality

    FileExplorer helps you to upload the file using Upload component. File upload can be done through the toolbar item or context menu item. The “UploadSettings” property is used to configure the upload functionalities.

    This property has the below sub properties with the default values:

  • html
  • <UploadBoxSettings 
                    AllowMultipleFile="false" 
                    AutoUpload="true" 
                    MaxFileSize="31457280"             
                />

    AllowMultipleFile: This property used to control the behavior of multiple files upload and this was enabled by default so you can upload multiple files at a time. If you disable this “AllowMultipleFile” property then you can upload only one file at a time.

    MaxFileSize: The property limits the maximum file size to upload. It accepts the value in bytes.

    AutoUpload: when you enable this property, the upload action performed automatically after select the files. When you disable this property, it shows a confirmation dialog with the selected file details and perform the upload action on press the “upload” button.

    If you want to upload more than 4 MB files in FileExplorer, you should specify the maxRequestLength and maxAllowedContentLength attribute in webconfig file. Please check the below code block.

  • razor
  • <httpRuntime maxRequestLength="2147483647" /> 
         
    <system.webServer> 
        <security> 
          <requestFiltering> 
            <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="3221225472" /> 
          </requestFiltering> 
        </security></system.webServer>

    Please find Sample for your reference.

    NOTE

    maxRequestLength is measured in kilobytes and maxAllowedContentLength is measured in bytes.

    During upload process following events will be triggered, <p>beforeUploadSend</p>
    , <p>beforeUploadDialogOpen</p>
    , <p>beforeUpload</p>
    , <p>uploadError</p>
    , <p>uploadSuccess</p>
    and <p>uploadComplete</p>
    . You can customize the upload settings with these events

    In the view page, add FileExplorer element and specify the upload settings as shown below

  • html
  • <%--It disables the multi file upload functionality and enables the auto upload functionality--%>
            <ej:FileExplorer
                ID="fileexplorer"
                runat="server"
                AjaxAction="DefaultFunctionalities.aspx/FileActionDefault"
                Path="~/FileBrowser/">        
                <AjaxSettings>
                    <Download Url="downloadFile.ashx{0}" />
                    <Upload Url="uploadFiles.ashx{0}" />
                </AjaxSettings>
                <UploadBoxSettings 
                    AllowMultipleFile="false" 
                    AutoUpload="true"
                />        
            </ej:FileExplorer>