Solved

How to Put NMFTP DirectoryList Items Inside a LIStView Control

Posted on 2002-07-02
8
991 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hi there,

How can I put the values of NMFTP Directory List inside a Listview Control?

I Was able to put NMFTP Directory List Values in a listbox but the thing is, I have to parse it to get specific information like, date, attributes, size, filename, etc.

I kNow NMFTP Directory list passes the values as a string parameter when the List Method is invoked but how do you get the attribute, name, size, etc from the string parameter?

I tried testing this to get the attribute of a certain file on the list but:

showmessage(NMFTP1.FtpDirectOryList.Attribute.Text);

but it returns a blank box.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:lapuk
8 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Cynna
ID: 7125050
lapuk,

> showmessage(NMFTP1.FtpDirectOryList.Attribute.Text);

should be:

showmessage(NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.Attribute.Strings[index]);

(for example, index=0, will get you attribute string of first file)

Few remarks:

1. Using List method does not guarantee you to parse atribute, name, size... correctly. This depends on directory listings formatting of the FTP server you are connecting to. If this happens, probably the best would be setting ParseList to false and then using the OnListItem event to do your own manual parsing.

2. NM... (NetMasters) components are known to be quite buggy. I'd advise you to forget them all together, and use third party components (like ICS or Indy).
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Lee_Nover
ID: 7125647
> 1. Using List method does not guarantee you to parse atribute, name, size... correctly.  
that's so true !! in fact in my testing it didn't parse a single site correctly !!!

as Cynna I suggest you to use Indy from www.nevrona.com/indy
0
 

Author Comment

by:lapuk
ID: 7125875
I tried this :
showmessage(NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.Attribute.Strings[index]);

but it gives me an out of bounds error, I just wonder why when in fact it was able to list the values inside a listbox..
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Cynna earned 100 total points
ID: 7126494
lapuk,

Here's comlete example that works (most of the time: read my remark #2 in previous post, and then read it again).
Initially Copy/Paste it, to see if it works for your local/remote system:

(place Button and NMFTP on the form)

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var i: Integer;
begin
  NMFTP1.ParseList := True;
  NMFTP1.Vendor := NMOS_AUTO;
  NMFTP1.Connect;
  while not NMFTP1.Connected do begin
     Application.ProcessMessages;
     Sleep(1);
  end;
  Memo1.Lines.Clear;
  Memo1.Lines.Add('Connected');
  NMFTP1.List;
  for i := 0 to NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.Name.Count - 1 do
      Memo1.Lines.Add(Format('File: %s, Size: %s, Date: %s, Attr: %s', [
                     NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.Name[i],
                     NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.Size[i],
                     NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.ModifDate[i],
                     NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.Attribute[i]]));
  NMFTP1.Disconnect;
end;
0
 

Expert Comment

by:CleanupPing
ID: 9343119
lapuk:
This old question needs to be finalized -- accept an answer, split points, or get a refund.  For information on your options, please click here-> http:/help/closing.jsp#1 
EXPERTS:
Post your closing recommendations!  No comment means you don't care.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lapuk
ID: 9345235
Hi sorry all, it took me quite a while to respond to this, thanks to everyone who excerted the effort in finding a solution to my problem. Although this question has been raised a long time ago, and fortunately, I found my own way of solving it.

My solution is almost the same as that of Cynna, although a used Tstringlist instead. My FTP server returns a directory list but all attributes are in a single line, so I have to make a parseing routine to be able to assign specific attributes for each record.

So I am accepting Cynnas Answer instead. :-)

Thanks everyone.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lapuk
ID: 9345251
Hmm.. weird.. I am trying to accept cynnas answer but it gives me this message..

 " You cannot accept this answer.. " hmnn.. kinda weird.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lapuk
ID: 9345256
oh.. ok.. now its updated :-)

Thanks all!
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Creating an auto free TStringList The TStringList is a basic and frequently used object in Delphi. On many occasions, you may want to create a temporary list, process some items in the list and be done with the list. In such cases, you have to…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question