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Creating a File Management System with File Genie Support
In this article Patrick will show you how to built a simple File Management System in ASP using File Genie and Pure ASP Upload 3. He will first take you through the steps of creating a basic structure in which the information will be displayed and where the navigation will take place. Next he will walk you through creating a form for adding files.
To end this article Patrick will show you a couple of possibilities for adding extra options to this basic File Management System.
Why build a File Management System?
Since the beginning of Content Management Systems, I have wondered how much content of a website is still in use and how much files remain inactive but still present in a folder as part of that website. My experience is that users always add a lot of content, but never ever have the possibility to walk through all the content and to check what is obsolete and can be removed!
To make it possible for these CMS users to have an overview of files within their website and also enable the possibility to clean up these folders, I created a File Management System. Would you also like to add this feature to your website, just read through this tutorial and follow the steps. It will start with creating a simple overview of folders and files and adding the option to add and delete files.
An example of the File Management System with more advanced features added is shown below. Follow this tutorial and all future tutorials to create this enhanced File Management System.
Note: This tutorial uses the ASP versions of File Genie and Pure Upload. You should be able to get the same result with File Genie PHP and PHP Pure Upload. Only the hand coding has to be figured out!
Patrick started developing websites at the age of 25, only using HTML and building simple websites. Through the years his passion for designing and developing grew, and his career moved in that direction in the year 2004, when he decided to try and get a job in ICT and Web Development.
He got this chance at WE ICT, based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. For the first couple of years he combined network management for customers with creating database-driven websites in ASP. Since 2008 his main work is on the developing part.
While ASP is still his favorite language, he's slowly trying to dive into ASP.NET and discover all of the possibilities.
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