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HtmlInputFile.PostedFile Property

Gets access to the uploaded file specified by a client.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.HtmlControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public HttpPostedFile PostedFile { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.HttpPostedFile
A System.Web.HttpPostedFile that accesses the file to be uploaded.

Browser security restrictions prevent this value from being maintained across multiple requests.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PostedFile property to initiate the utility that transfers the file to the server. Note that if the size of the uploaded file in bytes exceeds the value of the ContentLength property, the file is not uploaded. For this example to work properly, you need to create a directory called Temp on your computer's drive C.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void Button1_Click(object Source, EventArgs e)
  {

    // Make sure a file was submitted.
    if (Text1.Value == "")
    {

      Span1.InnerHtml = "Error: You must enter a file name.";
      return;

    }

    // Save the file.
    if (File1.PostedFile.ContentLength > 0)
    {
      try
      {

        File1.PostedFile.SaveAs("c:\\temp\\" + Text1.Value);
        Span1.InnerHtml = "File uploaded successfully to <b>c:\\temp\\" +
                           Text1.Value + "</b> on the Web server.";

      }
      catch (Exception exc)
      {

        Span1.InnerHtml = "Error saving file <b>c:\\temp\\" +
                           Text1.Value + "</b><br />" + exc.ToString() + ".";

      }

    }

  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head>
    <title>HtmlInputFile Example</title>
  </head>

  <body>

    <h3>HtmlInputFile Example</h3>

    <form id="form1" enctype="multipart/form-data" 
          runat="server">

       Select File to Upload: 
       <input id="File1" 
              type="file"
              runat="server"/>

       <p>
       Save as file name (no path): 
       <input id="Text1" 
              type="text" 
              runat="server"/>

       </p>
       <p>
       <span id="Span1" 
             style="font: 8pt verdana;" 
             runat="server" />

       </p>
       <p>
       <input type="button" 
              id="Button1" 
              value="Upload" 
              onserverclick="Button1_Click" 
              runat="server" />

       </p>

    </form>

  </body>
</html> 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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