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Posted on 1998-04-07
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I need to know how to list the index, i mean the files and the directories from an FTP-Server in a
Window Box. I'm not sure which one i should use, i thaught of a TListView or a TreeView. It should
be able to list BOTH, files and dirs in same window at same time. So that window should look like
the example below...

---------------------------------------------------------------
Name               Type              Date           Size
---------------------------------------------------------------
Dos               Directory         xx.xx.xxxx     0
Windows            Directory         xx.xx.xxxx     0
Config.sys         System - File     xx.xx.xxxx     400
Autoexec.bat       Batch - File      xx.xx.xxxx     500
ReadMe.txt         Text - File       xx.xx.xxxx     2500


I think you know what i mean here, DOS and WINDOWS are in that case both directory and the other
ones are files. If the user clicks on a Directory the program should automatically list this directory
index. If a Click on a File, it should download it.

---------------------------------------------------------------
Name               Type              Date           Size
---------------------------------------------------------------
..                 Directory         xx.xx.xxxx     0
Data               Directory           xx.xx.xxxx     0
File.dat         DAT - File           xx.xx.xxxx     3000
Pic.jpg                 JPEG - Image      xx.xx.xxxx     4000


The two points (..) mean "go to next higher directory". the rest are also some files in that directory
and DATA is another Sub-Dir.

I know how to Send or how to get files, but like i said, i have no idea yet, how to list these files
and the directories.

Thank you very much for information about that.

                                          Roger ;)
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For me, the best way is to use a TTreeView for directories and a TListView for files and directories of the current directory. Such a use will give a windows ressembling to the Explorer.

JDB
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by:omsec
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Uhm,  you mean i can't display that both in same window ?
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What you need for list the files are the FTP commands suited for that purpose. These commands include several commands. For get the files in a directory you have to use the List command, to move to the parent directory the command is CDUP. and there are a lot of other commands you can use to this. I really cannot show you here all the commands you can use to control you ftp connection because is to long, so I suggest you to get the RFC 959 for a complete specification of the protocol. I don't remember the web page where I got this RFC, but if you want e-mail at k2xt@iname.com and I'll send you this RFC. Better enough, if you can get an FTP component that will be better that handle this by your self. Anyway, try to get the RFC or e-mail me for it.
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