Is there a way to bind a control (listbox, treeview, ???) in a web application to the directory structure of the client computer? The goal is to allow multiple file selection for uploading. Any clues??
Without getting the user to download an ActiveX control (for MSIE) or Java Applet (for NS) the browser will *NOT* give access to that information to your HTML/client-side scripting.<BR><BR>Think about it: If this was possible, then I could have a control in my html <FORM> specify "show the contents of this user's C: drive" and then I could read that info via JS and/or auto-submit the form (which *is* allowed!) and your private info was just swiped.<BR><BR>Incidentally, please don't CROSSPOST.<BR><BR>
Same thing with an ActiveX control. It's not enough to get the code onto the user's machine. The user *still* has to allow the code to have access to the machine resources. <BR><BR>For example, if you use an ActiveX control that you've managed to get the user to download, the user will get a message such as "This page is using an ActiveX control that is not marked as safe for scripting. Do you want to allow this?"<BR><BR>Something similar will happen if you use an Applet that strays outside the protected bounds that applets are normally restricted to.<BR><BR>
I've never used one. ( Well, not quite true: I used a Mac512 in 1986-1987. But so far as I recall there wasn't any MSIE browser available for it at that time. <grin style="monstrous"/> ) No idea.<BR><BR><BR><BR>