Drag & Drop File Upload Revisited

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Finally found the time for overdue maintenance on the Drag & Drop solution I created two years ago. Why revisit? First of all, as the CodePlex platform, previous home of this solution, is being decommissioned, downloading the component got the whole CodePlex project and few visitors commented that they could not find the actual solution. So now you can download an unmanaged solution from it’s  new home @ Github. Second, I fixed a major bug related to the plural name of some entities. For most entities, appending ‘s’ to the entity schema name would result in the matching entity name for Web API. Some...
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Drag & Drop File Upload (part 1)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I have been planning to do this for over a year now, finally found the time. Started learning HTML5 (I recommend Pluralsight courses), and this is my first project. In version 2016, Microsoft finally introduced some drag & drop file upload for the Word/Excel template feature, but that’s it. I would like to have similar UX in entity forms and Dashboards. In this two-parts post, I’ll describe a working solution that allows users to upload a file by dragging it to a specific area in any business entity form or Dashboard. The solution version available in this...
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