# Wednesday, 25 February 2009

I’ve finally got round to pushing the code for BlobExplorer to CodePlex. You can find the CodePlex site here. If you want to contribute to the project, let me know at richard at nospam dotnetconsult dot co dot uk and I’ll add you to the contributors list. The releases will continue being pushed to blob storage http://dotnetconsult.blob.core.windows.net/tools/BlobExplorer.zip

Wednesday, 25 February 2009 14:59:12 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |   | 
# Friday, 06 February 2009

I've just dropped a new release of Blob Explorer for managing Windows Azure Blob Storage

Two new features:

  • Blob metadata can now be added and viewed
  • There is a status bar to show that long running uploads and downloads are in progress

As always you can get it from blob storage here


Friday, 06 February 2009 22:39:17 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |   | 
# Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Christian found a bug in BlobExplorer when the blob name has pseudo directory structure in it (common prefixes)

Fixed version is available here

Tuesday, 20 January 2009 10:10:25 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |   | 
# Monday, 15 December 2008

I've added drag and drop support to the BlobExplorer (announced here) so you can drag files from windows explorer into cloud blob storage

Rather than maintain the application in multiple places all releases will now go to the cloud here


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Monday, 15 December 2008 15:52:11 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |   | 
# Monday, 08 December 2008

I've uploaded an updated version of the BlobExplorer (first blogged about here). It now uses a decent algorithm for determining MIME type (thanks Christian) and the blob list now retains a single entry when you update an existing blob

Downloadable from my website here

BlobExplorer12.zip (55.28 KB)

downloadable from Azure Blob Storage here

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Monday, 08 December 2008 09:33:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |   | 
# Saturday, 06 December 2008

I've been digging around in Azure Storage recently and as a side project I decided to write an explorer for Blob Storage. My UI skills are not my strongest suit but I had fun dusting off my WPF knowledge (I have to thank Andy Clymer, Dave "no blog" Wheeler and Ian Griffiths for nursemaiding me through some issues)

Here is a screen shot of the explorer attached to development storage. You can also attach it to your hosted Azure storage in the cloud

In the spirit of cloud storage and dogfooding I used the Blob Explorer to upload itself into the cloud so you can find it here

However, as Azure is a CTP environment I thought I would also upload it here

BlobExplorer1.zip (55.08 KB)

as, on the web, URIs live forever and my storage account URIs may not after the CTP. I hope someone gets some mileage out of it - I certainly enjoyed writing it. Comments, bug reports and feature requests are appreciated

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Saturday, 06 December 2008 22:00:19 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |   |