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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)

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property Files As HttpFileCollection

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.


Dim loop1 As Integer
 Dim arr1() As String
 Dim Files As HttpFileCollection

 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 To arr1.GetUpperBound(0)
            Response.Write("File: " & Server.HtmlEncode(arr1(loop1)) & "<br>")
            Response.Write("  size = " + Files(loop1).ContentLength + "<br />")
            Response.Write("  content type = " + Files(loop1).ContentType + "<br />")
        Next loop1


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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