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Getting Started

This section briefly explains about how to create File Manager component in your ASP.NET MVC application. You can refer ASP.NET MVC Getting Started documentation page for introduction part of the system requirements and configure the common specifications.

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Initialize the File Manager

To get started, add the File Manager component to index.cshtml page which is available within the Views/Home folder.

In this sample demonstrates the File Manager with default view.

razor
HomeController_mvc.cs
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!--  Filemanager element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("file").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations"
        }).NavigationPaneSettings(ls => ls.Visible(false)).ContextMenuSettings(ls => ls.Visible(false)).ToolbarSettings(ls => ls.Visible(false)).Render()
        <!-- 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 getting started

Note: The File Manager can be rendered with local service for sending ajax request. Ajax request will be sent to the server which then processes the request and sends back the response. Refer Controller file for file manager service.

File Download support

To perform the download operation, initialize the DownloadUrl property in a AjaxSettings of File Manager component.

razor
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            DownloadUrl = "/Home/Download"
        }).Render()
        <!-- end of filemanager element -->
    </div>
</div>

File Upload support

To perform the upload operation, initialize the UploadUrl property in a AjaxSettings of File Manager Component.

razor
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            UploadUrl = "/Home/Upload"           
        }).Render()
        <!-- end of filemanager element -->
    </div>
</div>

Image Preview support

To perform the image preview support in the File Manager component, need to initialize the GetImageUrl property in a AjaxSettings of File Manager component.

razor
HomeController_core.cs
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            GetImageUrl = "/Home/GetImage"
        }).Render()
        <!-- end of filemanager element -->
    </div>
</div>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
//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 Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Http;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Http.Features;

namespace WebApplication.Controllers
{
    public class HomeController : Controller
    {
        public PhysicalFileProvider operation;
        public string basePath;
        // Root Path in which files and folders are available.
        string root = "wwwroot\\Files";
        public HomeController(IHostingEnvironment hostingEnvironment)
        {
            // Map the path of the files to be accessed with the host
            this.basePath = hostingEnvironment.ContentRootPath;
            this.operation = new PhysicalFileProvider();
            // Assign the mapped path as root folder
            this.operation.RootFolder(this.basePath + "\\" + this.root);
        }

        public object FileOperations([FromBody] FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            // Restricting modification of the root folder
            if (args.Action == "delete" || args.Action == "rename")
            {
                if ((args.TargetPath == null) && (args.Path == ""))
                {
                    FileManagerResponse response = new FileManagerResponse();
                    ErrorDetails er = new ErrorDetails
                    {
                        Code = "401",
                        Message = "Restricted to modify the root folder."
                    };
                    response.Error = er;
                    return this.operation.ToCamelCase(response);
                }
            }
            // Processing the File Manager operations
            switch (args.Action)
            {
                case "read":
                    // Path - Current path; ShowHiddenItems - Boolean value to show/hide hidden items
                    return this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.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 this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.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 this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.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 this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.operation.Move(args.Path, args.TargetPath, args.Names, args.RenameFiles, args.TargetData));
                case "details":
                    // Path - Current path where details of file/folder is requested; Name - Names of the requested folders
                    return this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.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 this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.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 this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.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 this.operation.ToCamelCase(this.operation.Rename(args.Path, args.Name, args.NewName));
            }
            return null;
        }

        

        // Processing the Upload operation
        public IActionResult Upload(string path, IList<IFormFile> uploadFiles, string action)
        {
            // Here we have restricted the upload operation for our online samples
            if (Response.HttpContext.Request.Host.Value == "ej2.syncfusion.com")
            {
                Response.Clear();
                Response.ContentType = "application/json; charset=utf-8";
                Response.StatusCode = 403;
                Response.HttpContext.Features.Get<IHttpResponseFeature>().ReasonPhrase = "File Manager's upload functionality is restricted in the online demo. If you need to test upload functionality, please install Syncfusion Essential Studio on your machine and run the demo";
            }
            // Use below code for performing upload operation
            else
            {
                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 IActionResult 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 IActionResult GetImage(FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            //Invoking GetImage operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path of the image file; Id - Image file id;
            return this.operation.GetImage(args.Path, args.Id, false, null, null);
        }
        public IActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();
        }
    }
}

Output be like the below.

File Manager Sample

File Manager Overview

By default, the File Manager component having extra module like NavigationPane, Toolbar, ContextMenu module.

In this sample demonstrates the full features of the File Manager that includes toolbar, navigation pane and details view.

razor
HomeController_mvc.cs
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            GetImageUrl = "/Home/GetImage",
            UploadUrl = "/Home/Upload",
            DownloadUrl = "/Home/Download"
        }).View(Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.ViewType.Details).Render()
        <!-- 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 overview

Note: The appearance of the File Manager can be customized by using cssClass property. This adds a css class to the root of the File Manager which can be used to add new styles or override existing styles to the File Manager

Switching initial view of the File Manager

The initial view of the File Manager can be changed to details or largeicons view with the help of view property. By default, the File Manager will be rendered in large icons view. When the File Manager is initially rendered, created will be triggered. This event can be utilized for performing operations once the File Manager has been successfully created.

razor
HomeController_mvc.cs
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            GetImageUrl = "/Home/GetImage",
            UploadUrl = "/Home/Upload",
            DownloadUrl = "/Home/Download"
        }).View(Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.ViewType.Details).Created("onCreated").Render()
        <!-- end of filemanager element -->
    </div>
</div>
<script>
// File Manager's created event function
function onCreated() {
     console.log("File Manager has been created successfully");
}
</script>
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 switching view

Maintaining component state on page reload

The File Manager supports maintaining the component state on page reload. This can be achieved by enabling enablePersistence property which maintains the following,

  • Previous view of the File Manager - View
  • Previous path of the File Manager - Path
  • Previous selected items of the File Manager - SelectedItems

For every operation in File Manager, ajax request will be sent to the server which then processes the request and sends back the response. When the ajax request is success, success event will be triggered and failure event will be triggered if the request gets failed.

razor
HomeController_mvc.cs
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            GetImageUrl = "/Home/GetImage",
            UploadUrl = "/Home/Upload",
            DownloadUrl = "/Home/Download"
        }).EnablePersistence(true).Success("onSuccess").Failure("onFailure").Render()
        <!-- end of filemanager element -->
    </div>
</div>
<script>
    // File Manager's file onSuccess function
    function onSuccess() {
        console.log("Ajax request successful");
    }

    // File Manager's file onError function
    function onFailure() {
        console.log("Ajax request has failed");
    }
</script>
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 enable persistence

Note: The files of the current folder opened in the File Manager can be refreshed programatically by calling refreshFiles method

Rendering component in right-to-left direction

It is possible to render the File Manager in right-to-left direction by setting the enableRtl API to true.

razor
HomeController_mvc.cs
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            GetImageUrl = "/Home/GetImage",
            UploadUrl = "/Home/Upload",
            DownloadUrl = "/Home/Download"
        }).EnableRtl(true).Render()
        <!-- 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 enablertl

Specifying the current path of the File Manager

The current path of the File Manager can be specified initially or dynamically using the path property.

The following code snippet demonstrates specifying the current path in File Manager on rendering.

razor
HomeController_mvc.cs
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!-- Declare filemanager element -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("filemanager").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            GetImageUrl = "/Home/GetImage",
            UploadUrl = "/Home/Upload",
            DownloadUrl = "/Home/Download"
        }).Path("/Food").Render()
        <!-- 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 enablertl