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Posted 28 Mar 2004

WebDrive with ASP.NET (C#)

, 28 Mar 2004
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A virtual drive on the web with ASP.NET (C#), XML and debit control.

Sample Image - WebDrive.jpg


This article will present a full ASP.NET web application written in pure C#. You'll see how to upload a file, use XML to store and read configuration, control the bandwidth used by the web site and adjust it to your needs.

Using the code

Debit control code:

//prepare data, read the file
data = null;

    System.IO.FileStream fs = File.OpenRead(LocalServerPath + dlfile);

    data = new byte[fs.Length];

    fs.Read(data,0, data.Length);

catch(Exception ex)
#region Debit Control
//Debit control

if (wc.SpeedLimit == 0)
    blocksize = 2048;
    blocksize = (wc.SpeedLimit * 100);

while(index < data.Length)
    if (index < data.Length)
         s.Write(data,index, this.blocksize);
         index = index + blocksize;

    if (wc.SpeedLimit != 0)

How to install the demo?

  1. Download the file and unzip it where you want. Modify the 2 XML config files: WebDriveConfig.xml to specify the storage directory and Users.xml to create a login/password (there are 4 users by default).
  2. Right click on the folder where the webdrive is unzipped, click on properties, go to the web share tab, and share it with any alias name (webdrive for example).
  3. Open IIS in Control panel > administrative tools , open the default website, find the web share named webdrive and right click on it > properties, in the virtual directory tab, in front of application name, click on delete and after create, click OK.
  4. Open your web navigator (all navigators are supported because I don't use JScript or DHTML), type: http://localhost/webdrive, type your login / password.

Feel free to ask me any questions:

Joseph Benguira


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Questionmy vote is 5 Pin
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QuestionHow to publish my website Pin
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GeneralWorking with Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Pin
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Generalupload file more than 10 GB Pin
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GeneralRe: upload file more than 10 GB Pin
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GeneralIt is really a good job ... thank you ... Pin
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Generalany Idea how I can get the filesize Pin
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