Views

1 Mar 202223 minutes to read

View is the section where the files and folders are displayed for the user to browse. The view API can also be used to change the initial view of the file manager.

The file manager has two types of views to display the files and folders.

LargeIcons View

By Default, File Manager is rendered with largeicons view. The following example demonstrate this.

<div class=" control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        <ejs-filemanager id="filemanager">
            <e-filemanager-ajaxsettings url="/Home/FileOperations"
                                        downloadUrl="/Home/Download"
                                        uploadUrl="/Home/Upload"
                                        getImageUrl="/Home/GetImage">
            </e-filemanager-ajaxsettings>
        </ejs-filemanager>
        <!-- end of filemanager element -->
    </div>
</div>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web.Mvc;
//File Manager's base functions are available in the below package
using Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.Base;
//File Manager's operations are available in the below package
using Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.PhysicalFileProvider;
using Newtonsoft.Json;
// Use the package for hosting
using System.Web.Hosting;


namespace WebApplication.Controllers
{
    public class HomeController : Controller
    {
        // Accessing the File Operations from File Manager package
        PhysicalFileProvider operation = new PhysicalFileProvider();
        public HomeController()
        {
            // Map the path of the files to be accessed with the host
            var path = HostingEnvironment.MapPath("~/Content/Files");
            // Assign the mapped path as root folder
            operation.RootFolder(path);
        }
        public ActionResult FileOperations(FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            // Processing the File Manager operations
            switch (args.Action)
            {
                case "read":
                    // Path - Current path; ShowHiddenItems - Boolean value to show/hide hidden items
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.GetFiles(args.Path, args.ShowHiddenItems)));
                case "delete":
                    // Path - Current path where of the folder to be deleted; Names - Name of the files to be deleted
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Delete(args.Path, args.Names)));
                case "copy":
                    //  Path - Path from where the file was copied; TargetPath - Path where the file/folder is to be copied; RenameFiles - Files with same name in the copied location that is confirmed for renaming; TargetData - Data of the copied file
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Copy(args.Path, args.TargetPath, args.Names, args.RenameFiles, args.TargetData)));
                case "move":
                    // Path - Path from where the file was cut; TargetPath - Path where the file/folder is to be moved; RenameFiles - Files with same name in the moved location that is confirmed for renaming; TargetData - Data of the moved file
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Move(args.Path, args.TargetPath, args.Names, args.RenameFiles, args.TargetData)));
                case "details":
                    if (args.Names == null)
                    {
                        args.Names = new string[] { };
                    }
                    // Path - Current path where details of file/folder is requested; Name - Names of the requested folders
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Details(args.Path, args.Names)));
                case "create":
                    // Path - Current path where the folder is to be created; Name - Name of the new folder
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Create(args.Path, args.Name)));
                case "search":
                    // Path - Current path where the search is performed; SearchString - String typed in the searchbox; CaseSensitive - Boolean value which specifies whether the search must be casesensitive
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Search(args.Path, args.SearchString, args.ShowHiddenItems, args.CaseSensitive)));
                case "rename":
                    // Path - Current path of the renamed file; Name - Old file name; NewName - New file name
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Rename(args.Path, args.Name, args.NewName)));
            }
            return null;
        }

        // Processing the Upload operation
        public ActionResult Upload(string path, IList<System.Web.HttpPostedFileBase> uploadFiles, string action)
        {
            FileManagerResponse uploadResponse;
            //Invoking upload operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path where the file is to uploaded; uploadFiles - Files to be uploaded; action - name of the operation(upload)
            uploadResponse = operation.Upload(path, uploadFiles, action, null);

            return Content("");
        }
        // Processing the Download operation
        public ActionResult Download(string downloadInput)
        {
            FileManagerDirectoryContent args = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<FileManagerDirectoryContent>(downloadInput);
            //Invoking download operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path where the file is downloaded; Names - Files to be downloaded;
            return operation.Download(args.Path, args.Names);
        }
        // Processing the GetImage operation
        public ActionResult GetImage(FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            //Invoking GetImage operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path of the image file; Id - Image file id;
            return operation.GetImage(args.Path, args.Id, false, null, null);
        }
        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();
        }
    }
}

Output be like the below.

FileManager largeicons view

Details View

The default appearance of the file manager can be changed from largeicons to details view by using view property. In the Details view, the files are displayed in a sorted list order. This file list comprises of several columns of information about the files such as Name, Date Modified, Type, and Size. The following example demonstrate the file manager with details view.

<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container" style="padding:10px">
        <ejs-filemanager id="file" created="created" view="Details">
            <e-filemanager-ajaxsettings url="/Home/FileOperations"
                                        downloadUrl="/Home/Download"
                                        uploadUrl="/Home/Upload"
                                        getImageUrl="/Home/GetImage">
            </e-filemanager-ajaxsettings>
        </ejs-filemanager>
    </div>

    <script>
        function created() {
            var filemanager = document.getElementById("file").ej2_instances[0];
            filemanager.uploadObj.dropArea = null;
        }
        document.getElementById("element").addEventListener('click', function () {
            var filemanager = document.getElementById("file").ej2_instances[0];
            var files = filemanager.getSelectedFiles();
            for (var i = 0; i < files.length; i++) {
                var path = files[i].filterPath + files[i].name;
                console.log(path);
            }
        });
    </script>
    <style>
        .e-empty-inner-content {
            display: none;
        }
    </style>
</div>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web.Mvc;
//File Manager's base functions are available in the below package
using Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.Base;
//File Manager's operations are available in the below package
using Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.PhysicalFileProvider;
using Newtonsoft.Json;
// Use the package for hosting
using System.Web.Hosting;


namespace WebApplication.Controllers
{
    public class HomeController : Controller
    {
        // Accessing the File Operations from File Manager package
        PhysicalFileProvider operation = new PhysicalFileProvider();
        public HomeController()
        {
            // Map the path of the files to be accessed with the host
            var path = HostingEnvironment.MapPath("~/Content/Files");
            // Assign the mapped path as root folder
            operation.RootFolder(path);
        }
        public ActionResult FileOperations(FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            // Processing the File Manager operations
            switch (args.Action)
            {
                case "read":
                    // Path - Current path; ShowHiddenItems - Boolean value to show/hide hidden items
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.GetFiles(args.Path, args.ShowHiddenItems)));
                case "delete":
                    // Path - Current path where of the folder to be deleted; Names - Name of the files to be deleted
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Delete(args.Path, args.Names)));
                case "copy":
                    //  Path - Path from where the file was copied; TargetPath - Path where the file/folder is to be copied; RenameFiles - Files with same name in the copied location that is confirmed for renaming; TargetData - Data of the copied file
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Copy(args.Path, args.TargetPath, args.Names, args.RenameFiles, args.TargetData)));
                case "move":
                    // Path - Path from where the file was cut; TargetPath - Path where the file/folder is to be moved; RenameFiles - Files with same name in the moved location that is confirmed for renaming; TargetData - Data of the moved file
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Move(args.Path, args.TargetPath, args.Names, args.RenameFiles, args.TargetData)));
                case "details":
                    if (args.Names == null)
                    {
                        args.Names = new string[] { };
                    }
                    // Path - Current path where details of file/folder is requested; Name - Names of the requested folders
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Details(args.Path, args.Names)));
                case "create":
                    // Path - Current path where the folder is to be created; Name - Name of the new folder
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Create(args.Path, args.Name)));
                case "search":
                    // Path - Current path where the search is performed; SearchString - String typed in the searchbox; CaseSensitive - Boolean value which specifies whether the search must be casesensitive
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Search(args.Path, args.SearchString, args.ShowHiddenItems, args.CaseSensitive)));
                case "rename":
                    // Path - Current path of the renamed file; Name - Old file name; NewName - New file name
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Rename(args.Path, args.Name, args.NewName)));
            }
            return null;
        }

        // Processing the Upload operation
        public ActionResult Upload(string path, IList<System.Web.HttpPostedFileBase> uploadFiles, string action)
        {
            FileManagerResponse uploadResponse;
            //Invoking upload operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path where the file is to uploaded; uploadFiles - Files to be uploaded; action - name of the operation(upload)
            uploadResponse = operation.Upload(path, uploadFiles, action, null);

            return Content("");
        }
        // Processing the Download operation
        public ActionResult Download(string downloadInput)
        {
            FileManagerDirectoryContent args = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<FileManagerDirectoryContent>(downloadInput);
            //Invoking download operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path where the file is downloaded; Names - Files to be downloaded;
            return operation.Download(args.Path, args.Names);
        }
        // Processing the GetImage operation
        public ActionResult GetImage(FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            //Invoking GetImage operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path of the image file; Id - Image file id;
            return operation.GetImage(args.Path, args.Id, false, null, null);
        }
        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();
        }
    }
}

Output be like the below.

FileManager details view