FileUpload::HasFile Property


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Gets a value indicating whether the FileUpload control contains a file.

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

property bool HasFile {
	bool get();

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the FileUpload contains a file; otherwise, false.

The HasFile property gets a value indicating whether the FileUpload control contains a file to upload. Use this property to verify that a file to upload exists before performing operations on the file. For example, before calling the SaveAs method to save the file to disk, use the HasFile property to verify that the file exists. If HasFile returns true, call the SaveAs method. If it returns false, display a message to the user indicating that the control does not contain a file.

The following example demonstrates how to create a FileUpload control that performs error checking. Before saving the file, the HasFile method is called to verify that the control contains a file to upload. In addition, the File::Exists method is called to check whether a file with the same name already occurs in the path. If it does, the name of the file to upload is prefixed with an underscore character before the SaveAs method is called. This prevents the existing file from being overwritten.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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