AJAX-styled FileUpload is the ultimately goal. It’s quite painful right now. I certainly hope that Microsoft comes up with a “real” solution in the near future.
Here are some existing resources to look at, until we combine all the knowledge and build our own. I’ve simply ignore all the paid services and components out there, but modifications to a certain open source solution is definitely acceptable.
Microsoft’s Official ASP.NET video tutorial is actually based off this.
Uses WebServices – lower level, less of a hack or work-around
Microsoft’s most basic tutorial
Does the job, need to dig deep into the non-english code to configure it nicer; Open source
Seems to be actually neat; Open source
Says itself to be a helper class; Open source
CodeProject: Multiple File Upload With Progress Bar Using Flash and ASP.NET
Rating’s high… LOL
Another iframe version and has progress bars
Some other reference – relating to help of XML
We need to test all the above and eventually come up with our own flash/activex component.
By Bryan Xu