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CloudBlob.UploadFile Method (String)

Updated: April 24, 2013

[This topic is part of the Windows Azure Storage Client Library 1.7, which has been deprecated. The current recommended version is Storage Client Library 3.0.]

Uploads a file from the file system to a block blob.

Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.dll)

'Usage

public virtual void UploadFile (
	string fileName
)

Parameters

fileName

Type: System.String

The path and file name of the file to upload.

The following code example uploads a file from the local computer to a blob.

static void UploadBlobFromFile(Uri blobEndpoint, string accountName, string accountKey)
{
    // Create service client for credentialed access to the Blob service.
    CloudBlobClient blobClient = 
        new CloudBlobClient(blobEndpoint, 
            new StorageCredentialsAccountAndKey(accountName, accountKey));

    // Get a reference to a container, which may or may not exist.
    CloudBlobContainer container = blobClient.GetContainerReference("mycontainer");

    // Create a new container, if it does not exist
    container.CreateIfNotExist();

    // Get a reference to a blob, which may or may not exist.
    CloudBlob blob = container.GetBlobReference("myfile.txt");

    // Upload content to the blob, which will create the blob if it does not already exist.
    blob.UploadFile("c:\\myfile.txt");
}

The maximum size for a block blob is 200 GB, and a block blob can include no more than 50,000 blocks.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Target Platforms

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