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Flex Upload: upload large files since Flash 10

As there are many changes in handling security and functionality since Flash Player 10 new aspects need to be followed.  A Flex Component taking advantage of new possibilities  can be found on Zehnet, it looks like to be a considerable component for advanced features in our integration.

test flex uplaod component

Zehnet shipped this Flex component with an Upload-Class in PHP, a feature that could be interesting for someone using this as standalone or integrating somewhere other than our joomla. The main goal of complete integration into joomla means to take care of the joomla libraries and classes.

Flex Upload: advanced component

Another component done by some Coldfusion/Flex developers of newmediateam comes along with extensible possibilities, e.g. control after inserting files, removing files from list, start/stop upload and more.

test advanced upload component

In combination with the upcoming joomla-component it would provide more possibilities than used for the main objectives. See it yourself and don’t hesitate to test it immediately. Due to security aspects this will not save any files in the test – but sends all to a backend handler as it would do in production state.

Flex Upload: simple input with no limits

After reviewing many, many available upload solutions I want to present the first of them which I consider to use for joomla integration. It was not easy to maintain control about all impressions while browsing through snippets, components and their projects founded in the world wide net. Main objective of this review was to filter out obstrusive ideas. As result I tend to present solutions that are self-explanatory for use.

test simple input

This is one solution I have tested, which brings all features we need for Joomla backend and frontend. It’s small and seems almost not to differ from normal upload-input. But it does!

I didn’t find any resources to this component, so I cannot provide informations about the development, but I found this in context of Coldfusion as serverside backend to Flex.

Joomla Multiple File Upload in Frontend

The intension of this project is to enable Joomla users (registered) and of course administrators to upload multiple files via frontend and backend. Due security-reasons introduced in Flash10 the integrated Flashploader of native Joomla 1.5 doesn’t work anymore. Until today’s latest version 1.5.17 of  joomla the implemented flash uploader.swf refers to FancyUpload 1.0 swiff uploader.

The Flashuploader was no core development of the joomla developer team, so there is no support nore update of this extension until today. The reason for not updating the previously implemented uploader is joomlas use of mootools version 1.1 in core (see framework’s function).
The updated releases for the flash uploader need to use mootools version 1.2, which results in general incompatibility with Joomla core 1.5. The main functionality and commands given to the uploader.swf differ in more than 80%, an assimilation to fit together is impractical for both.

In the next release version Joomla 1.6 a new flash uploader is integrated, available versions are still in beta. It is recommended not to use any beta-version on production-sites. Read more