Upload file using ASP.NET FileUpload

This article the topic is not new but it is still very handy, upload file using ASP.NET FileUpload.

Add a Webform to your ASP.NET application.

Drop the FileUpload Web Control and Button Control to the page. You should have the code like below.

<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”&gt;

<head runat=”server”>




    <form id=”form1″ runat=”server”>


        <asp:FileUpload ID=”FileUpload1″ runat=”server” />

        <br />

        <asp:Button ID=”btnUpload” runat=”server” Text=”Upload”

            onclick=”btnUpload_Click” />





The code behind for the Button as below.

protected void btnUpload_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


    if (FileUpload1.HasFile)


        string strfileName = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath(@”~/tempfile”), FileUpload1.FileName);





The only trick is you can use physical path. You need to make the physical path to become Virtual Directory in IIS. Actually my physical path is c:\temp\files.



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