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UniFileBrowser - runtime file browsing

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Eric5h5, May 4, 2013.

  1. wightwhale

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  2. Eric5h5

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    Did you change some of the settings? This is what I get:

    Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 8.26.46 PM.png

    --Eric
     
  3. wightwhale

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    Well I didn't but I deleted the example.unity file and re imported it, and now it works thanks!
     
  4. Marble

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    Hey Eric, would it be possible to get a callback when the cancel button is clicked? When opening the browser, I enable a 4.6 UI Image background to prevent clicks from falling through to my canvas. I disable this when a file is picked, but I also want to disable it when the cancel button is pressed.
     
  5. Eric5h5

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    Can you use SendWindowCloseMessage?

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  6. Marble

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    Absolutely. Sorry, didn't notice it in there.
     
  7. Dago1

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    Hi,

    after importing your Filebrowser into my project I got this error.

    Assets/FileBrowser/Scripts/FileBrowser.cs(424,45): error CS0117: `System.IO.Directory' does not contain a definition for `GetLogicalDrives'

    Do you have any idea?

    Greetings & Thanks!
     
  8. Eric5h5

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    You're probably in the wrong topic, since my asset doesn't have any "Assets/FileBrowser/Scripts/FileBrowser.cs" file.

    --Eric
     
  9. Eric Pratt

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    I'm trying to get the dcim folder in iOS, what would I set setpath to to get it?
    I've tried: private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/ and couple other combinations but all I get is error.
    thanks,
     
  10. Eric5h5

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    I'm not sure; you'd be better off starting a topic about that in the iOS section.

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  11. Eric Pratt

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    well, what's an example path that works?
     
  12. Eric5h5

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    I'm sorry but I can't help with platform-specific path questions. UniFileBrowser can access any valid path, but it has no special powers to bypass Unity and/or platform limitations in that area. Please start a topic in the iOS section, and I'm sure someone will be able to answer.

    --Eric
     
  13. Dago1

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    Hey,

    after buying your product and arranging it in my project, I get the same error somebody mentioned before. It starts with "Error...Acccess to the path..." not allowed. After using GUI.matrix to rescale all the Gui stuff, the Error box is elsewhere, but definitly not in the middle anymore. Where are the parameters to adjust it?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    There currently aren't any parameters for adjusting the error box...it's intended to appear in the middle of the screen, so it would seem using GUI.matrix interferes with that.

    --Eric
     
  15. Muckel

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    Hello Eric,
    nice plugin... will there be a uGUI solution too?
    I don't use and like old Unity GUI.
    thx
    M.
     
  16. Eric5h5

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    Maybe, but I don't have any current plans. OnGUI isn't going anywhere.

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  17. Muckel

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    thx for fast reply.
    hmm sry to hear no uGUI...
    ok then i have to look further...
    don't know why people still use this bloated OnGui stuff...
     
  18. Eric5h5

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    It's not bloated, just different. It's quite suitable for creating stuff programmatically, which is what UFB does. uGUI is good for laying things out manually in the editor.

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  19. Eric5h5

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    Just got word that the annoying "GUI.SetNextControlName" error will be fixed in Unity 5.2. Better late than never!

    --Eric
     
  20. DCrosby

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    I am shocked nobody has asked for this, but how about a "Back" button, where you can browse to a different path, inc case you made a mistake, go back up a folder ??
     
  21. Eric5h5

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    I think the reason why nobody asked is that you can just select the path drop-down at the top, then you can go back a level (or more than one level).

    Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 7.43.54 PM.png

    I think it would be more useful to add the option of forward/back buttons, like standard OS X file dialogs have, which are like forward/back buttons in a web browser.

    --Eric
     
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    I think it would be more useful to add the option of forward/back buttons, like standard OS X file dialogs have, which are like forward/back buttons in a web browser.

    --Eric[/QUOTE]


    So is that a feature acknowledgement ? For a future update ? :D
     
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    I've encountered a very strange issue. When running from the editor, everything works fine. However, when running from a Mac or Windows build, the OpenFileWindow method opens the file selector, but none of the folders or files do anything when selected. You can double-click them, or select them and select Open, and nothing happens. But then it works fine if I call SaveFileWindow first and close that file selector, then call OpenFileWindow. It's like some initializing code isn't being set in the OpenFileWindow method.

    Here's my code:
    Load:
    string[] extensions = {"smsf"};
    UniFileBrowser.use.SetFileExtensions(extensions);
    UniFileBrowser.use.OpenFileWindow((string aFilepath) => {
    Debug.LogError("Open?");
    });
    UniFileBrowser.use.SendWindowCloseMessage(() => {
    blockingPanel.SetActive(false);
    });

    Save:
    string[] extensions = {"smsf"};
    UniFileBrowser.use.SetFileExtensions(extensions);
    UniFileBrowser.use.SaveFileWindow((string aFilepath) => {
    Debug.LogError("Save");
    });
    UniFileBrowser.use.SendWindowCloseMessage(() => {
    blockingPanel.SetActive(false);
    });

    I've tried commenting out the SetFileExtensions and SendWindowCloseMessage calls, so that the only call is OpenFileWindow, and it still doesn't work. Somehow, calling SaveFileWindow allows OpenFileWindow to work. Any ideas?
     
  25. Eric5h5

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    You sent that as a support request to my site, so I answered that way.

    --Eric
     
  26. Hitjones

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    Hi.

    Can I use this Asset upload video to application runtime on Android? If so, can I do this without showing the file browser UI, just knowing the path to the file?
     
  27. Eric5h5

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    Hi, it doesn't do anything except provide a file browser. What you do with the file name string is up to you.

    --Eric
     
  28. Omnikam

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    Hey Eric , just bought your File explorer and i have a question about intergrating it into my project (im a noob )
    If i understand right the open file path is stored in "file://" + pathToFile So the string "pathToFile" will contain it?
    Also i have another script that loads movies , it stores the Path to the movie in string StrName . So do i use
    string strName = "+ pathToFile" in my movie script? When i try it it doesnt work, i dont get errors, just no movie loads, i really want to get your pathToFile into my strName, could you help? Im happy pay for your time
    This is my line in my movie script string strName ="file://" + pathToFile;
    i get pathToFile does not exist in current context?
     
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  29. Eric5h5

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    Not "file://", just the path. The path returned by UniFileBrowser is usable as-is, no need for modifications. Have a look at the example script.

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    I looked at the example script, couldnt understand it :-( if the Path to file is not stored in pathToFile then im at a complete loss. Plus "pathToFile" is not seen in my Script, i just get the error"pathToFile does not exist in current context"
    It seems that your script is not able to share its result with my script, a shame as this looks like a nice product
     
  31. Eric5h5

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    It's a local variable in the function you're using. I'd strongly recommend learning the basics of programming; while UniFileBrowser is easy to use, it does require some programming knowledge.

    --Eric
     
  32. Omnikam

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    Well in my MediaPlayer.sc i made filemanager object public and pathToFile public in filebrowser also. I thought this would make pathToFile findable

    public GameObject filemanager;
    public pathToFile;
    public path;


    void Start () {

    filemanager = GameObject.FindGameObjectsWithTag("file");
    path = filemanager.GetComponent<pathToFile>();

    I only need code for 1 part, feeding the Path to file to another script. It`s probably simple to do, but for a noob it`s mount everest :p . Would you be willing to look at it for a fee ,im kinda desperate
     
  33. Eric5h5

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    Have you read the docs? You pass in your own function to the OpenFileWindow function, and this function that you pass in has a local string variable, which contains the path. This way you tell UniFileBrowser what to do when the user selects a file. Also have another look at the example script, it's pretty basic and isn't many lines of code. In particular look at the OpenFile function, and how the script uses it.

    --Eric
     
  34. Omnikam

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    read the docs
    Okay so what your saying is to incorporate UniFileBrowser.use.OpenFileWindow (OpenFileFunction) into my mediaplayer script so the path will be local to my script, i think i get it. Will i still need unifilebrowser on a empty game object?
    i put this in my script, no errors, so i just call OpenFile right?

    public void OpenFile (string pathToFile) {
    var fileIndex = pathToFile.LastIndexOf (pathChar);
    message = "You selected file: " + pathToFile.Substring (fileIndex + 1, pathToFile.Length - fileIndex - 1);
     
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    Yes, that's where you set up the variables for various options, and that's where the instance of UFB lives.

    No, you call UniFileBrowser.use.OpenFileWindow and pass in your OpenFile function. UFB calls your function when the user selects a file.

    --Eric
     
  36. Omnikam

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    Got it working :p thanks
     
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  37. Omnikam

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    Eric last question, how can i size the font up, on mobile it`s nearly inposible to read, which makes navigation, a magifing glass exersise
    Edit. I can set custom font for the buttons no problem. Im talking about the actual size of the text from the scrollers
    Never Mind, i found an Answer on the review`s page on Asset store
    Great Pluggin
     
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    Eric, Can your FileBrowser be made to work with touchless VR ?
    I really need to be able to Look at it no navigate, but i dont see how as its not really a game object, and i dont think ugui takes raycasts, plus when navigating directorys via the upper left select box you are required to hold down the button, How could this be simulated via gaze control? can your browser be rewritten to Allow gaze control or is it impossable? Your feedback on this matter would be great
     
  39. Eric5h5

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    I don't really know anything about how VR works, sorry.

    --Eric
     
  40. imtrobin

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    Can u convert c# version?
     
  41. Tinjaw

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    Why? It works as is. Why do you NEED it in C#? Just curious.
     
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    because I move all 3rd party dependencies to plugins folder, and I can't because the js has to be in plugin to be compiled first.
     
  43. Shadowing

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    Really nice file browser. Few things I can't figure out though.

    How to set the pathChar so It reads up a level.
    so a user can access all hard drives on their computer.

    is there a way to read the resolution and file size of a pic?
    Want to limit it client side.

    and how to enable raycast target on the browser window. Right now you can click through it which is causing issues.
     
  44. Eric5h5

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    "../" is up a level, but that has nothing to do with pathChar. To access volumes, check the "Show Volumes" option. As far as pics, UFB is a file browser only; what you do with the data is up to you. Unity reads JPG and PNG files natively using the WWW class, but other than that you'd need to parse image data yourself. For raycasting, you could use GetFileWindowRect and early out if the cursor is inside the rect.

    --Eric
     
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    Thanks for the fast reply Eric. I know its a low cost asset and support for it probably sucks lol.
    Not sure why I didn't see volume. That fixes that.
    I'll google how to read the file properties.

    As for the recasting thing. I haven't really used this GUI system in unity.
    I asked this question in the forum yesterday but had no responses yet.
    I think this should be a default in the asset. I don't see any reason why someone would want to click through the window.

    Rect FileBrowserWindowRect = UniFileBrowser.use.GetFileWindowRect();

    what do you mean by early out?
    any chance I could get a small code sample. would really really appreciate it man.
     
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    I guarantee that the instant I force a behavior, I will get complaints about it. ;) I think it's much better to stick to Unity defaults, and let people create the behavior they want, which is why tools like GetFileWindowRect exist. By early out I mean return from your raycasting function without doing anything. See the code example in the docs for GetFileWindowRect, but instead of the print statement, you could just stick "return;" in there. That way nothing will happen if the cursor is in the file window. (Also you'd probably want to use FileWindowOpen first to check if the window is open at all.)

    Oh, also it's worth keeping in mind that GetFileWindowRect uses GUI coords, and if by chance you're using Input.mousePosition, that's using screen coords, which is different. The y coord is inverted between those and would require conversion, although it's trivial to do. That's why the code example uses Event.current.mousePosition, which is GUI coords, and is used in OnGUI.

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    Halo Eric.
    can I change the Size of the Button depend on the Screen Size.
    I work in Android Platform. and i have different size in each Phones. I think thats because the Pixel for each Phones are different.
    sorry for my bad English. I hope you understand
     
  48. Eric5h5

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    Sure, set UniFileBrowser.use.buttonSize as desired.

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  49. rahharya

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    Thanks for the fast Reply

    I have another Problem. I have bought your OBJReader Asset to. and i dont know how to set the Path that i chose from UniFileBrowser, so my Objfilename have that Path. Capture.PNG

    I tried with PlayerPrefs.SetString("File_Path,Path)
    and in OBJ Reader PlayerPrefs.GetString("File_Path")
    but it show that "File not found"
     
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    Try Debug.Log with the path to see if it's what you expect. Also PlayerPrefs is for persistent storage, which isn't really appropriate here. If you have separate scripts, use standard interscript communication functions such as GetComponent. This works fine:

    Code (csharp):
    1. void OpenFile (string pathToFile) {
    2.     ObjReader.use.ConvertFile (pathToFile, true);
    3. }
    I don't know what code you're using for loading, so I can't advise on that. In the future, please post code as code, not as an image.

    --Eric