FileTools : Get some tools to work with files

1.Introduction

Once again I am here to present my second extension to community.
FileTools
Probably you have read in title , the name of extension is FileTools and features are similar to its name.
It provides tools to work with Files (folders also).

Latest Version: 2
Last Updated: 2019-10-01T18:30:00Z

2.Blocks

A wide range of blocks…
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It has total 32(can be less or more) blocks

3.Usage

As it has ‘so many’ blocks so I will show how to use them one by one.

component_method

Returns true if Application Specific Directory (/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/<package name>/files) exists else false

component_method%20(1)

Returns a list of available storage directories.Something like C: , D: and G:

blocks%20(18)

Copies file from source to destination folder.It triggers ‘FileCopied’ event will boolean true or false
Note: It can not create folder.It can only copy files between existing folders

component_method%20(2)

Creates Application Specific Directory (/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/<package name>/files) in case it does not exists

blocks%20(19)

Creates a single directory.It triggers ‘Directory Created’ with boolean true or false
Note:It can not create multiple directories.In this case, this will not work if ‘data’ does not exists

blocks%20(20)

Deletes a file if it exists.It triggers ‘FileDeleted’ event with boolean true or false

blocks%20(21)
blocks%20(22)

Returns true if file or folder exists else false

blocks%20(23)

Gets file extension(mp3,mp4,txt,etc) of file.
Note: Sometimes it can return .file if it is unable to get file extension

blocks%20(24)

Gets file list from the given folder with filter (if applied)
Note: If filter is empty then returns folders also

blocks%20(25)

Returns that file is hidden or not

blocks%20(26)

Checks that given path is complete path or not
For example: /testt.txt and /mnt/sdcard/Android/com.sunny.notez/files/testt.txt are not same.

More blocks’ usage will be added soon.

4.Aix/Extension file

Here are two download links:
1.Download link 1: File_Tools.aix (16.9 KB)

2.Download link 2: File_Tools.aix - Google Диск

5.Credits

It was not only me who was included in making this extension.
A lot of people helped me to make this extension.
I want to say thank you @deepanshu_da85 and @MeteorCoder for helping me in making FileTools:heart_eyes:
StackOverFlow also helped me a lot in making FileTools
And a lot of thanks to @KodularCreator for this awesome platform:heart:

6.Updates/Bug Fixes

ChangeLog Version 2

New blocks
Added two new blocks

Bug Fixes

  • All methods returning files list will now return empty list(if files list is empty) instead of runtime error
  • Mime Type method will return mime type with more accuracy.
  • Fixed some null pointer exceptions
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And here is a question:

Should I give Aia file?

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  • Can’t say

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Nice Work Bro, Keep it up, :heart_eyes:

Thank you:heart_eyes:

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As far I know these volume/drive letters are only used on Windows. :sweat_smile:

And, what happens if we retrieve a list of files and folders? You know, it takes a while to list them. (I didn’t tested yet by the way) So I hope it is not stopping the app activity while this block finishes its job. :slightly_smiling_face:

I think you should remove my mention, I didn’t really help you because I didn’t get to your PM in time before you got a fix from someone else :sweat_smile:

Great job soon I will try it

Actually when I run code in Intellij IDEA it returned those names so I copy-pasted them here :sweat_smile:

For me it does not matters that you got my PM or not but you encouraged me to find solution myself.

Fun Fact(s)

1.The blocks Application Specific Directory was the block I asked to @MeteorCoder for help.
2. Then I asked @deepanshu_da85 for help and he gave me this method.

public String getPackageName()

But I found it hard to implement.
3.So I searched on Google and StackOverFlow and got some not working solutions.
4.I don’t know why I opened AppyBuilder Code Editor and got a public extension related to Version Name and Version Code.
I got my solution after some unsuccessful ‘modifications’

Those two blocks took half time of FileTools’ other blocks.

I don’t think my name’s should be there as the really things which helped you are:


Keep developing :+1:

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Yes…you are right :heart_eyes:
StackOverFlow helped me a lot…

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ChangeLog Version 2

New blocks
Added two new blocks

Bug Fixes

  • All methods returning files list will now return empty list(if files list is empty) instead of runtime error
  • Mime Type method will return mime type with more accuracy.
  • Fixed some null pointer exceptions
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Have you used FileTools?

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What is your experience using FileTools?

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Yes, I just took a quick look and I noticed a few things compared to Taifun’s File extension:

  • FileTools.ApplicationSpecificDirectory does not give the full path like Taifun’s File extension, but (true / false). However, to access files in this folder, the full path (Companion / APK) is required. Please change / add this.

  • FileTools.AvailableStorageDirectories does not show any directory (Taifun does it)

I’ll take a closer look at the extension later …
Good work! :+1:

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Actually application specific directory returns true if ASD exists else false.
And thanks for bug report.
I will try to solve the problem as soon as possible.
Thank you.

Yes, I know, but we need also the path to access files in this folder. So please add this.

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:+1:
Will be added.

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