Monday, September 3rd, 2007

File uploader for the Ext framework

Category: Sencha

Last week I posted about and at the end of the post I asked for links to other sites that were along the same lines. Well, someone posted about another very cool site called which has amassed an amazing collection of widgets, apps and content.

So I hit it up today and BAM, the first widget I find is a very cool file upload control for Jack Slocum’s Ext framework. Ext is known for its rich UI controls so any widget made to compliment it is usually pretty sweet looking as well and this one follows suit. While very simple in appearance, it seems to pack some nice horsepower:

Files are first added to an “upload queue” and then they are uploaded to the server. Any file can be individually removed from the queue before upload or the whole queue can be cleared.

It seems every major library is on a mission to build a nice and stable file upload control and it seems that the Ext community has found one of its own.

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am

2 rating from 124 votes


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Hey, Rey. I know you’re new here mate, but this is a duplicate:

Comment by Pablo — September 3, 2007

Doh! I didn’t realize that Dion had posted about that already. Thanks for letting me know Pablo. :D

Comment by Rey Bango — September 3, 2007

What’s more, Rey, you left a comment in that post, too…

Comment by Andrea — September 3, 2007

Actually, that time there was no Flash uploader version according to my memory and comments, so it was news for me. :)

Comment by András Bártházi — September 3, 2007

jQuery is also about to release a file upload widget on steroids. All it needs is some documentation ;)

Comment by Gilles — September 3, 2007

@Andrea: Oh well. I do my best to remember everything but sometimes things slip through. Mea culpa.

Comment by Rey Bango — September 3, 2007

@András Bártházi: Thank goodness someone is benefiting from my post!! LOL!

@Gilles: Looking forward to seeing it!

Comment by Rey Bango — September 3, 2007

Rey, I know the feeling: I can see day by day how I’m slowly becoming a perfect amnesiac.

The best example for this is that I actually did benefit of your post myself, since, I had completely forgotten the previous one. Yet I must have read it, because I remembered having read some of the comments, and yours in particular! How bad is that?

Oh, and we wrote my comment and your reply to Pablo at the same time, but because mine appeared after yours, it ended up carrying a sting that was completely unintentional.

Looking forward to more of your posts.

Comment by Andrea — September 3, 2007

Speaking of recent posts: I would like to request an enhancement of the archive of this site: please provide a list of headlines only (not the entire posts) for the archive. It’s tedious to look for a recent article by browsing a list of posts unless you want to go through the huge list of text, images and videos etc. It would surely make it easier to come back to something you wouldn’t know what to precisely search for using the search function – I’ve had this a number of times (“scratch scratch, there was this post a couple of weeks ago…”)

Thanks for considering,

Comment by Bernd — September 3, 2007

Does anyone know if there is a flash based file upload tool like SWFUpload which also handles resizing of images? I’m currently using a Java applet for this, but it must be signed, and a recent version Flash is just more common than Java on consumer computers.

Comment by Alex — September 4, 2007

PS: that is, client resizing of images

Comment by Alex — September 4, 2007

This component is ver exciting to me.
It’s cool!

Comment by BillyChow — September 4, 2007

Wow, that’s a great control, but I wonder if the file size is so big and we store it in a queue, does it increase the sever memory? How to solve that? limit the upload file size?)

Comment by trandangkhoa — September 4, 2007

I’ve tried using this control. It’s kinda neat but the problem is that unless you are using PHP it will be a big pain in the neck to get the progress meter working.

Comment by DJ — September 19, 2007

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