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Posted 9 May 2006

An "easy to use" FTP client library

, 9 May 2006
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Get connected to your FTP server


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.

     FtpConnection connection = new FtpConnection();
     connection.MessageReceived += new FtpConnectionEventHandler(connection_MessageReceived);
     connection.Host = "";
     connection.UserName = "username";
     connection.Password = "password";
     connection.RemoteDirectory = "/MyDirectory";
     connection.Upload(@"C:\Temp\House.jpg", "House.jpg");
 catch (WebException ex)
 catch (Exception ex)


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)





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I'm a 39 year old software developer living in Norway.
I'm currently working for a software company making software for the retail industry.

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