Wednesday, September 28, 2005

File Upload in ASP.NET

There are a couple of things we need to keep in mind while doing a file-upload in ASP.NET.

If the upload fails it could be bcoz of the following reasons:

ASP.NET limits the size of file uploads for security purposes. The default size is 4 MB. This can be changed by modifying the maxRequestLength attribute of Machine.config's element.

If we are using the HtmlInputFile html control, then we need to set the the Enctype property of the HtmlForm to "multipart/form-data" for this control to work properly, or we might get 'null' for the PostedFile property.