FTB 3.0 Image Gallery

October 29, 2004 | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

I’m rebuilding the image gallery for FTB 3.0. It was a part of FTB 1.x, but in 2.x I took it out due to security concerns. Anyone could type in the URL http://www.mysite.com/ftb.gallery.aspx?cid=/images/ and upload malicious content or delete important images (this happened on freetextbox.com several times).


For 3.0 I’m encapsulating the image gallery into a control and including some properties for setting the permissions of the gallery based on roles. This way, the gallery can be controlled not only by the on the given form, but programmatically on the gallery.aspx page based on whatever application is employing it. ASP.NET Forums, DNN, and other apps can setup their own permissions controls.


This is really the last task for 3.0 release, so wish me luck.

5 responses to “FTB 3.0 Image Gallery”

  1. Unresolvable says:

    Awesome! As Joe commented in your previous blog entry, I’ve been checking literally every day since v2.1 for the next release. I’m so much looking forward to the image gallery!!

  2. Unresolvable says:

    Me too!!! Are you using Stardust’s image gallery (modified for your product) or are you just starting yours from scratch again? I’ve worked in Khaos’, but it’s not exactly what I was looking for.

    Any ETA on release 😉 ???

  3. Unresolvable says:

    Looking forward to it :) Keep up the great work.

  4. Unresolvable says:

    Demo on the last row of buttons at http://dev.freetextbox.com/sample01a.aspx

  5. Unresolvable says:

    I use FTB in dasBlog and any code that tries to access any of those pages fails unless you are logged in as the admin, so this isn’t a security issue if you have control over the integration.

    I never upgraded dasBlog to FTB 2.0 because the image gallery was removed :-(. Good to know it will be back in 3.0 so I can move to that.

    Another thing I added was a code formatting button… which is usefull for blog posts from geeks.

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