Retrieving file URL from edit mode

Many people wonder how to retrieve the file URL from edit mode. I’ve created an add-on which provides a quick and easy way to do that.

Standard way

To retrieve the URL, you have to double-click the file in the Media pane, click the Options button, and then hover the mouse over the “Download this file” link. The link address will appear in the bottom left corner of your browser. You can also right-click the link to copy the link address to the clipboard.

Retrieving file URL from episerver

Add-on

The standard way requires too many steps, and it’s not quite user-friendly. Therefore, I created an add-on which adds a new menu item to the context menu and simplifies the whole process.

When you click on the Show URL menu item, you’ll get a popup window which shows the file URL and allows you to copy the URL to the clipboard. You can also use the standard keyboard shortcuts, Enter and Esc, to copy the URL or close the window.

Episerver add-on for retrieving file url from edit mode

The source code and installation instructions can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/dejancaric/EPiServer-File-URL-Addon

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