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Display name of file being copied to UI using copyDir

Posted on 2011-09-02
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I have a C#  Win Form app that uses a background worker and copyDir to copy all the contents of one directory to another. When debugging the Output console prints a nice list of the current file being copied. I'd like to display this info to the user so they can see the progress in addition to the progress bar I'm using. Currently in my backgound worker DoWork method I have the following:

try
            {
                copyDir mycopy = new copyDir();
                myAnswer = mycopy.CopyAll(dir1, dir2);
               
            }
            catch
            {
                bwWork.CancelAsync();
                MessageBox.Show("Could not find thumb drive", "Warning", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error);

            }

Can this be done?

Thanks!
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what is the definition of the CopyDir class ?

it must be writing to Debug and probably can be moded to Copy to a status bar or similar.
(copyDirectory is part of System namespace.)
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on the assumption you are using http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/TechOff/257490-How-Copy-directories-in-C

you will see it has a Console.WriteLine(@"Copying {0}\{1}", target.FullName, fi.Name);

that writes the name of each file to the output window. If this were a console (ir command prompt app), you would see this is final product. But would be hard (at least for me) to modify so that it shows in a progress dialog.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/files/Copy_files_with_Progress.aspx may be more what you are seeking as it appears to allow use of a special progress dialog that can display the full path and filename being actioned.
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