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An "easy to use" FTP client library

, 9 May 2006
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Introduction

The .Net Framework 2.0 has built-in support for accessing FTP server through the FtpWebRequest and FtpWebResponse classes.

This library provides easy access to the most common operations against FTP servers by providing an easy interface against this new features in the .Net 2.0 Framework.

I am sure there is a lot more to FTP than what is covered here, but if your needs are simple, this may be a starting point.

Using the library

Say that you want to upload a file to a remote FTP server.

The following example shows how to use FtpDotNet to accomplish this task.

try
 {
     FtpConnection connection = new FtpConnection();
     connection.MessageReceived += new FtpConnectionEventHandler(connection_MessageReceived);
     connection.Host = "ftp://ftp.myserver.com";
     connection.UserName = "username";
     connection.Password = "password";
     connection.RemoteDirectory = "/MyDirectory";
     connection.Upload(@"C:\Temp\House.jpg", "House.jpg");
 }
 catch (WebException ex)
 {
     Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString());
 }
 catch (Exception ex)
 {
     Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString());
 }

 

The connection object has an event called Messagereceived where you can retrieve response messages sent from the  FTP server during operations.

<PRE class=code>void connection_MessageReceived(object sender, FtpConnectionEventArgs e)
{
    Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
}

 

 


 

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Comments and Discussions

 
Question<DIR> is not handled by regular expression Pinmemberpvolchek20-Jul-11 9:13 
Generalgood! Pinmemberyuyejian3-Jun-10 23:00 
GeneralA comfortable FTP class in .NET PinmemberElmue27-Aug-08 12:40 
QuestionLicense PinmemberKITTA196424-Mar-08 0:53 
GeneralRe: License Pinmemberseesharper1-Apr-08 8:04 
QuestionProxy Pinmembertarantula325-Jan-08 12:36 
GeneralCreateWebRequest fails Pinmemberccengine8-Oct-07 1:23 
GeneralThe remote server returned an error: (530) Not logged in PinmemberCharles Meyer17-Feb-07 10:00 
GeneralRe: The remote server returned an error: (530) Not logged in PinmemberMH253817-Mar-07 0:47 
GeneralThank You! PinmemberDORMark10-Jan-07 6:45 
QuestionQuestions... [modified] Pinmemberchris17510-Nov-06 5:28 
Generalabout DirectoryList [modified] PinmemberAlper Hankendi11-Oct-06 22:44 
thanks for code.but have a little problem.
 
FTPConnection.cs
 
Line 591 :
FtpWebRequest ftpWebRequest = CreateWebRequest(WebRequestMethods.Ftp.UploadFileWithUniqueName, remotePath);
 
Replace
 
FtpWebRequest ftpWebRequest = CreateWebRequest(WebRequestMethods.Ftp.ListDirectory, remotePath);
 

thanks again..
QuestionNice FTP code but need some help. PinmemberAdnan Jamil15-Jun-06 8:19 

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