How to Put NMFTP DirectoryList Items Inside a LIStView Control

Posted on 2002-07-02
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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:


but it returns a blank box.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:lapuk

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

should be:


(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).
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> 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

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I tried this :

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..
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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;
  NMFTP1.ParseList := True;
  NMFTP1.Vendor := NMOS_AUTO;
  while not NMFTP1.Connected do begin
  for i := 0 to NMFTP1.FTPDirectoryList.Name.Count - 1 do
      Memo1.Lines.Add(Format('File: %s, Size: %s, Date: %s, Attr: %s', [

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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.

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Hmm.. weird.. I am trying to accept cynnas answer but it gives me this message..

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

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oh.. ok.. now its updated :-)

Thanks all!

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