Blob Storage Explorer for Windows 10 Released

Download from the Windows Store here.

So I decided to take matters into my own hands and build a Windows 10 native app for Azure Blob Storage Management. It’s very, very simple. I plan to keep it that way but add more features to it. I don’t plan on this thing being able to do advanced operations like folder download or synchronization like CloudBerry’s Win32 app does. I just wanted something simple that was built using UWP that could hit some of the most common tasks that I do with my Blob storage accounts.

I’m using the Hamburger control from the UWP Community Toolkit. I’ve grown quite fond of it.

Here’s what the containers look like within a storage account. I’m using a stop light color indicator for the security access level applied on the container. The legend is as follows:

· Green: Public Container

· Yellow: Public Blob

· Red: Off (Completely Private)

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I have enabled Download / Upload but with a HUGE caveat. The implementation is not using Background Tasks at the moment so if it’s a long upload / download you might encounter problems. I definitely plan on fixing this as my next major feature update. I’ve been wanting to figure out Background Tasks for a while now. The sad part is, UWP has these awesome Background File Downloader and Background File Uploader components but I can’t use them because they need the file source / target to be anonymously accessible. I am unable to pipe in my own byte stream ☹ which would make this super elegant IMHO.

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Anyways, go download it, try it out, and tell me what you think! If you’d like to contribute to the open source project you can find it here.

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