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Multiple file download

RJN

Hi

Sorry for posting this again. Requirement is to allow the user to
download multiple files at once from browser. User will be displayed a
grid on the browser which will list the various files available on the
web server for download and a check box beside each for selecting the
file.

I have received replies that this can be done by an ActiveX control/
Applet on the client side which will download each selected item in turn
or second option is to zip the selected files and then have the browser
download just that one file.

Is there an active-x control already available for doing this job? If
the active-x control has to download each file individually, doesn't it
prompt the user everytime to select the path for saving the file. Is it
possible that the Active-x control will intially prompt once for the
directory to be saved and then start downloading each file?

Suppose if we go by the other option of zipping the files, does .Net
provide libraries for zipping? I read that a third party component
CSharplib is available for doing this. Is there any license restriction
for using this?

Help is appreciated

rjn


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If you use some clientside code with a window.open or an HREF with a new
TARGET you can get multiple downloads going. Of course most servers limit
the number of connections you can have going (or is that a browser issue?)
either way that should work without a control.

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Hi

Sorry for posting this again. Requirement is to allow the user to
download multiple files at once from browser. User will be displayed a
grid on the browser which will list the various files available on the
web server for download and a check box beside each for selecting the
file.

I have received replies that this can be done by an ActiveX control/
Applet on the client side which will download each selected item in turn
or second option is to zip the selected files and then have the browser
download just that one file.

Is there an active-x control already available for doing this job? If
the active-x control has to download each file individually, doesn't it
prompt the user everytime to select the path for saving the file. Is it
possible that the Active-x control will intially prompt once for the
directory to be saved and then start downloading each file?

Suppose if we go by the other option of zipping the files, does .Net
provide libraries for zipping? I read that a third party component
CSharplib is available for doing this. Is there any license restriction
for using this?

Help is appreciated

rjn


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