Inet Control

Posted on 1998-08-20
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Last Modified: 2009-12-16
I am making a app which will upload files to a server. How can i list whats in a dir on the users hardrive and whats in the servers dir? i'd like the user to be able to drag a file from his/her file list box to the servers, then click upload and it will upload. How?
Question by:jmharr
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You can show off whats on the users drive with the SHOWOPEN option of the CommonDialog control or you could repeatedly use the DIR() command to populate a data structure of your own choosing.

I believe that the LS command will respond with a list of the available files on the host side of things. Again, you would capture the data and populate the matching data structure.


Author Comment

ID: 1430103
i have no idea on doign any of that, and remember! i need to be able to drag it to the servers side and press upload and it will upload
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waty earned 120 total points
ID: 1430104
There is a function I use in one of my project to retreive the file on the server. You have to add the drag and drop parts.
See your other question for more code

Sub FTPWaitForResponse()
   ' *** After executing an FTP command, we have to wait for it to complete
   ' *** before we undertake any further processing.

   Do Until Not Inet.StillExecuting

End Sub

Private Sub Inet_StateChanged(ByVal State As Integer)
   ' *** State change in the connection
   Dim sTmp          As String
   Select Case State
      Case icError
         If (Inet.ResponseCode <> 0) And (Inet.ResponseCode <> 12003) Then
            Log "Connection Error : " & Inet.ResponseCode & ", Error : " & Inet.ResponseInfo, LOG_TYPE_ERROR
        End If
      Case icResponseCompleted ' 12
         sTmp = FTPGetText()
   End Select
End Sub

Function FTPGetText() As String
   ' *** Retrieve any text data that the remote sever has returned to us.
    Dim vChunk As Variant
    Dim sData  As String
    Dim bDone  As Boolean

    bDone = False
    vChunk = Inet.GetChunk(256)
    Do Until bDone
        sData = sData & vChunk
        vChunk = Inet.GetChunk(256)
        If Len(vChunk) = 0 Then
            bDone = True
        End If
    FTPGetText = sData
    Debug.Print sData
End Function

Sub GetFileList(sDirectory As String, asFiles)

   ' This function will fill the array 'asFiles' with the directory
   ' entries that have been returned as part of the sDirectory string.
   Dim i          As Integer
   Dim iLastIndex As Integer
   iLastIndex = 0
   Do Until Len(sDirectory) = 0
      For i = 1 To Len(sDirectory)
         If Mid$(sDirectory, i, 1) = Chr$(13) Then
            If Len(sDirectory) <= 2 Then
               sDirectory = "" 
               Exit For
            End If
            ReDim Preserve asFiles(iLastIndex)
            asFiles(iLastIndex) = Left$(sDirectory, i - 1)
            iLastIndex = iLastIndex + 1
            sDirectory = Mid$(sDirectory, i + 2)
            Exit For
         End If
End Sub

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