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Silverlight Bridge - A Silverlight File Manager


This took about 4 months of part-time work but I finally got the Silverlight Bridge File Manager working enough so I can release it. This is actually just a small part of a larger project that is Silverlight Bridge. Silverlight Bridge will eventually allow you to see the files on your local computer and drag and drop the files from your local computer to the folders on the server.

Silverlight Bridge is a project that Ian started when he decided that you should be able to see your local hard drive in a Silverlight application. Ian did make a proof of concept that proves his idea will work, he just needs to flesh it out into a complete framework. He has done a lot of work already and he will get back to working on it after he gets the latest chapters of our DotNetNuke book to the publisher.

Not to be left out of the fun I told him I would make a Silverlight File Manager that we can use to demonstrate Silverlight Bridge. For now, just the file manager is being released.

Right now it allows these functions:

  • Allows files to be moved by Dragging and Dropping
  • Allows multiple files to be Uploaded
  • Allows Folders to be Created, Updated, and Deleted
  • Allows Files to be Uploaded, and Deleted

in the coming weeks I will blog on the numerous challenges I had in creating this Silverlight File manager. Also note that this is BETA (real Beta not "Google Beta") and as of this date it is a first version. it is not complete. I already see that there are issues such as the need to show a busy curser when it is moving files...

You can get the Silverlight Bridge file manager and full source code on the Silverlight Bridge site:

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