HttpRequest.Files Property

Gets the collection of files uploaded by the client, in multipart MIME format.

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

public HttpFileCollection Files { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.HttpFileCollection
An HttpFileCollection object representing a collection of files uploaded by the client. The items of the HttpFileCollection object are of type HttpPostedFile.

The file collection is populated only when the HTTP request Content-Type value is "multipart/form-data".

The following code example displays the names of all files in the Files collection.

int loop1;
HttpFileCollection Files;

Files = Request.Files; // Load File collection into HttpFileCollection variable.
arr1 = Files.AllKeys;  // This will get names of all files into a string array. 
for (loop1 = 0; loop1 < arr1.Length; loop1++) 
    Response.Write("File: " + Server.HtmlEncode(arr1[loop1]) + "<br />");
    Response.Write("  size = " + Files[loop1].ContentLength + "<br />");
    Response.Write("  content type = " + Files[loop1].ContentType + "<br />");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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