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File Upload ASP.NET MVC 3.0 (14)

In Controller

 if (MyModal.ImageFile != null)
                    {
                        MyModal.ImageURL = string.Format("{0}.{1}", Guid.NewGuid().ToString(), MyModal.ImageFile.FileName.Split('.').LastOrDefault());
                        if (MyModal.ImageFile != null)
                        {
                            var path = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/Content/uploads/"), MyModal.ImageURL);
                            MyModal.ImageFile.SaveAs(path);
                        }
                    }

In View

<input type="hidden" value="" name="..."><input id="ImageFile" type="file" name="ImageFile" src="@Model.ImageURL">

In Modal Class

 public HttpPostedFileBase ImageFile { get; set; }

Create a folder as uploads in Content folder in project

I want to upload file in asp.net-mvc. How can I upload the file using html input file control?


Alternative method to transfer to byte[] (for saving to DB).

@Arthur's method works pretty good, but doesn't copy perfectly so MS Office documents may fail to open after retrieving them from the database. MemoryStream.GetBuffer() can return extra empty bytes at the end of the byte[], but you can fix that by using MemoryStream.ToArray() instead. However, I found this alternative to work perfectly for all file types:

using (var binaryReader = new BinaryReader(file.InputStream))
{
    byte[] array = binaryReader.ReadBytes(file.ContentLength);
}

Here's my full code:

Document Class:

public class Document
{
    public int? DocumentID { get; set; }
    public string FileName { get; set; }
    public byte[] Data { get; set; }
    public string ContentType { get; set; }
    public int? ContentLength { get; set; }

    public Document()
    {
        DocumentID = 0;
        FileName = "New File";
        Data = new byte[] { };
        ContentType = "";
        ContentLength = 0;
    }
}

File Download:

[HttpGet]
public ActionResult GetDocument(int? documentID)
{
    // Get document from database
    var doc = dataLayer.GetDocument(documentID);

    // Convert to ContentDisposition
    var cd = new System.Net.Mime.ContentDisposition
    {
        FileName = doc.FileName, 

        // Prompt the user for downloading; set to true if you want 
        // the browser to try to show the file 'inline' (display in-browser
        // without prompting to download file).  Set to false if you 
        // want to always prompt them to download the file.
        Inline = true, 
    };
    Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition", cd.ToString());

    // View document
    return File(doc.Data, doc.ContentType);
}

File Upload:

[HttpPost]
public ActionResult GetDocument(HttpPostedFileBase file)
{
    // Verify that the user selected a file
    if (file != null && file.ContentLength > 0)
    {
        // Get file info
        var fileName = Path.GetFileName(file.FileName);
        var contentLength = file.ContentLength;
        var contentType = file.ContentType;

        // Get file data
        byte[] data = new byte[] { };
        using (var binaryReader = new BinaryReader(file.InputStream))
        {
            data = binaryReader.ReadBytes(file.ContentLength);
        }

        // Save to database
        Document doc = new Document()
        {
            FileName = fileName,
            Data = data,
            ContentType = contentType,
            ContentLength = contentLength,
        };
        dataLayer.SaveDocument(doc);

        // Show success ...
        return RedirectToAction("Index");
    }
    else
    {
        // Show error ...
        return View("Foo");
    }
}

View (snippet):

@using (Html.BeginForm("GetDocument", "Home", FormMethod.Post, new { enctype = "multipart/form-data" }))
{
    <input type="file" name="file" />
    <input type="submit" value="Upload File" />
}

Giving complete Solution

First use input in .CShtml in MVC View

<input type="file" id="UploadImg" /></br>
<img id="imgPreview" height="200" width="200" />

Now call Ajax call

  $("#UploadImg").change(function () {
    var data = new FormData();
    var files = $("#UploadImg").get(0).files;
    if (files.length > 0) {
        data.append("MyImages", files[0]);
    }

    $.ajax({
        // url: "Controller/ActionMethod"
        url: "/SignUp/UploadFile",
        type: "POST",
        processData: false,
        contentType: false,
        data: data,
        success: function (response)
        {
            //code after success
            $("#UploadPhoto").val(response);
            $("#imgPreview").attr('src', '/Upload/' + response);
        },
        error: function (er) {
            //alert(er);
        }

    });
});

Controller Json Call

[HttpGet]
public JsonResult UploadFile()
    {
        string _imgname = string.Empty;
        if (System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Request.Files.AllKeys.Any())
        {
            var pic = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Request.Files["MyImages"];
            if (pic.ContentLength > 0)
            {
                var fileName = Path.GetFileName(pic.FileName);
                var _ext = Path.GetExtension(pic.FileName);

                _imgname = Guid.NewGuid().ToString();
                var _comPath = Server.MapPath("/MyFolder") + _imgname + _ext;
                _imgname = "img_" + _imgname + _ext;

                ViewBag.Msg = _comPath;
                var path = _comPath;
                tblAssignment assign = new tblAssignment();
                assign.Uploaded_Path = "/MyFolder" + _imgname + _ext;
                // Saving Image in Original Mode
                pic.SaveAs(path);
            }
        }
        return Json(Convert.ToString(_imgname), JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
    }

Here is my working example:

[HttpPost]
    [ValidateAntiForgeryToken]
    public async Task<ActionResult> Create(Product product, HttpPostedFileBase file)
    {
        if (!ModelState.IsValid)
            return PartialView("Create", product);
        if (file != null)
        {

            var fileName = Path.GetFileName(file.FileName);
            var guid = Guid.NewGuid().ToString();
            var path = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/Content/Uploads/ProductImages"), guid + fileName);
            file.SaveAs(path);
            string fl = path.Substring(path.LastIndexOf("\\"));
            string[] split = fl.Split('\\');
            string newpath = split[1];
            string imagepath = "Content/Uploads/ProductImages/" + newpath;
            using (MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream())
            {
                file.InputStream.CopyTo(ms);
                byte[] array = ms.GetBuffer();
            }
            var nId = Guid.NewGuid().ToString();
            // Save record to database
            product.Id = nId;
            product.State = 1;
            product.ImagePath = imagepath;
            product.CreatedAt = DateTime.Now;
            db.Products.Add(product);
            await db.SaveChangesAsync();
            TempData["message"] = "ProductCreated";

            //return RedirectToAction("Index", product);
        }
        // after successfully uploading redirect the user
        return Json(new { success = true });
    }

Html:

@using (Html.BeginForm("StoreMyCompany", "MyCompany", FormMethod.Post, new { id = "formMyCompany", enctype = "multipart/form-data" }))
{
   <div class="form-group">
      @Html.LabelFor(model => model.modelMyCompany.Logo, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label col-md-3" })
      <div class="col-md-6">
        <input type="file" name="Logo" id="fileUpload" accept=".png,.jpg,.jpeg,.gif,.tif" />
      </div>
    </div>

    <br />
    <div class="form-group">
          <div class="col-md-offset-3 col-md-6">
              <input type="submit" value="Save" class="btn btn-success" />
          </div>
     </div>
}  

Code Behind:

public ActionResult StoreMyCompany([Bind(Exclude = "Logo")]MyCompanyVM model)
{
    try
    {        
        byte[] imageData = null;
        if (Request.Files.Count > 0)
        {
            HttpPostedFileBase objFiles = Request.Files["Logo"];

            using (var binaryReader = new BinaryReader(objFiles.InputStream))
            {
                imageData = binaryReader.ReadBytes(objFiles.ContentLength);
            }
        }

        if (imageData != null && imageData.Length > 0)
        {
           //Your code
        }

        dbo.SaveChanges();

        return RedirectToAction("MyCompany", "Home");

    }
    catch (Exception ex)
    {
        Utility.LogError(ex);
    }

    return View();
}

I am giving you the simple and easy method to understand and learn.

First you have to write the following code in your .Cshtml file.

<input name="Image" type="file" class="form-control" id="resume" />

then in your controller put following code:

if (i > 0) {
    HttpPostedFileBase file = Request.Files["Image"];


    if (file != null && file.ContentLength > 0) {
        if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(file.FileName)) {
            string extension = Path.GetExtension(file.FileName);

            switch ((extension.ToLower())) {
                case ".doc":
                    break;
                case ".docx":
                    break;
                case ".pdf":
                    break;
                default:
                    ViewBag.result = "Please attach file with extension .doc , .docx , .pdf";
                    return View();
            }

            if (!Directory.Exists(Server.MapPath("~") + "\\Resume\\")) {
                System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(Server.MapPath("~") + "\\Resume\\");
            }

            string documentpath = Server.MapPath("~") + "\\Resume\\" + i + "_" + file.FileName;
            file.SaveAs(documentpath);
            string filename = i + "_" + file.FileName;
            result = _objbalResume.UpdateResume(filename, i);
            Attachment at = new Attachment(documentpath);

            //ViewBag.result = (ans == true ? "Thanks for contacting us.We will reply as soon as possible" : "There is some problem. Please try again later.");
        }
    } else {
        ...
    }
}

For this you have to make BAL and DAL layer as per your Database.


In the view:

<form action="Categories/Upload" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post">
    <input type="file" name="Image">
    <input type="submit" value="Save">
</form>

while the following code in the controller:

public ActionResult Upload()
{
    foreach (string file in Request.Files)
    {
       var hpf = this.Request.Files[file];
       if (hpf.ContentLength == 0)
       {
            continue;
       }

       string savedFileName = Path.Combine(
                AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory, "PutYourUploadDirectoryHere");
                savedFileName = Path.Combine(savedFileName, Path.GetFileName(hpf.FileName));

        hpf.SaveAs(savedFileName);
    }

    ...
}

Most of the answers seems legit enough although I did a sample project for you on donnetfiddle

I'm using LumenWorks.Framework for CSV work but its not a must have.

Demo

View

            @using (Html.BeginForm("Index", "Home", "POST")) 

            {
                <div class="form-group">

                        <label for="file">Upload Files:</label>
                        <input type="file" multiple name="files" id="files" class="form-control"/><br><br>
                        <input type="submit" value="Upload Files" class="form-control"/>
                </div>

Controller:

    [HttpPost]
    public ActionResult Index(HttpPostedFileBase upload)
    {
        if (ModelState.IsValid)
        {
            if (upload != null && upload.ContentLength > 0)
            {
                // Validation content length 
                if (upload.FileName.EndsWith(".csv") || upload.FileName.EndsWith(".CSV"))
                {
                    //extention validation 
                    ViewBag.Result = "Correct File Uploaded";
                }
            }
        }

        return View();
    }

Simple way to save multiple files

cshtml

@using (Html.BeginForm("Index","Home",FormMethod.Post,new { enctype = "multipart/form-data" }))
{
    <label for="file">Upload Files:</label>
    <input type="file" multiple name="files" id="files" /><br><br>
    <input type="submit" value="Upload Files" />
    <br><br>
    @ViewBag.Message
}

Controller

[HttpPost]
        public ActionResult Index(HttpPostedFileBase[] files)
        {
            foreach (HttpPostedFileBase file in files)
            {
                if (file != null && file.ContentLength > 0)
                    try
                    {
                        string path = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/Files"), Path.GetFileName(file.FileName));
                        file.SaveAs(path);
                        ViewBag.Message = "File uploaded successfully";
                    }
                    catch (Exception ex)
                    {
                        ViewBag.Message = "ERROR:" + ex.Message.ToString();
                    }

                else
                {
                    ViewBag.Message = "You have not specified a file.";
                }
            }
            return View();
        }

Since i have found issue uploading file in IE browser i would suggest to handle it like this.

View

@using (Html.BeginForm("UploadFile", "Home", FormMethod.Post, new { enctype = "multipart/form-data" }))
{
    <input type="file" name="file" />
    <input type="submit" value="Submit" />
}

Controller

public class HomeController : Controller
{
    public ActionResult UploadFile()
    {
        return View();
    }

    [HttpPost]
    public ActionResult UploadFile(MyModal Modal)
    {
            string DocumentName = string.Empty;
            string Description = string.Empty;

            if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(Request.Form["DocumentName"].ToString()))
                DocumentName = Request.Form["DocumentName"].ToString();
            if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(Request.Form["Description"].ToString()))
                Description = Request.Form["Description"].ToString();

            if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(Request.Form["FileName"].ToString()))
                UploadedDocument = Request.Form["FileName"].ToString();

            HttpFileCollectionBase files = Request.Files;

            string filePath = Server.MapPath("~/Root/Documents/");
            if (!(Directory.Exists(filePath)))
                Directory.CreateDirectory(filePath);
            for (int i = 0; i < files.Count; i++)
            {
                HttpPostedFileBase file = files[i];
                // Checking for Internet Explorer  
                if (Request.Browser.Browser.ToUpper() == "IE" || Request.Browser.Browser.ToUpper() == "INTERNETEXPLORER")
                {
                    string[] testfiles = file.FileName.Split(new char[] { '\\' });
                    fname = testfiles[testfiles.Length - 1];
                    UploadedDocument = fname;
                }
                else
                {
                    fname = file.FileName;
                    UploadedDocument = file.FileName;
                }
                file.SaveAs(fname);
                return RedirectToAction("List", "Home");
}

file upload using formdata

.cshtml file

     var files = $("#file").get(0).files;
     if (files.length > 0) {
                data.append("filekey", files[0]);}


   $.ajax({
            url: '@Url.Action("ActionName", "ControllerName")', type: "POST", processData: false,
            data: data, dataType: 'json',
            contentType: false,
            success: function (data) {
                var response=data.JsonData;               
            },
            error: function (er) { }

        });

Server side code

if (System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Request.Files.AllKeys.Any())
                {
                    var pic = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Request.Files["filekey"];
                    HttpPostedFileBase filebase = new HttpPostedFileWrapper(pic);
                    var fileName = Path.GetFileName(filebase.FileName);


                    string fileExtension = System.IO.Path.GetExtension(fileName);

                    if (fileExtension == ".xls" || fileExtension == ".xlsx")
                    {
                        string FileName = Guid.NewGuid().GetHashCode().ToString("x");
                        string dirLocation = Server.MapPath("~/Content/PacketExcel/");
                        if (!Directory.Exists(dirLocation))
                        {
                            Directory.CreateDirectory(dirLocation);
                        }
                        string fileLocation = Server.MapPath("~/Content/PacketExcel/") + FileName + fileExtension;
                        filebase.SaveAs(fileLocation);
}
}

please pay attention this code for upload image only. I use HTMLHelper for upload image. in cshtml file put this code

@using (Html.BeginForm("UploadImageAction", "Admin", FormMethod.Post, new { enctype = "multipart/form-data", id = "myUploadForm" }))
{
    <div class="controls">
       @Html.UploadFile("UploadImage")
    </div>
     <button class="button">Upload Image</button>
}

then create a HTMLHelper for Upload tag

public static class UploadHelper
{
public static MvcHtmlString UploadFile(this HtmlHelper helper, string name, object htmlAttributes = null)
{
    TagBuilder input = new TagBuilder("input");
    input.Attributes.Add("type", "file");
    input.Attributes.Add("id", helper.ViewData.TemplateInfo.GetFullHtmlFieldId(name));
    input.Attributes.Add("name", helper.ViewData.TemplateInfo.GetFullHtmlFieldName(name));

    if (htmlAttributes != null)
    {
        var attributes = HtmlHelper.AnonymousObjectToHtmlAttributes(htmlAttributes);
        input.MergeAttributes(attributes);
    }

    return new MvcHtmlString(input.ToString());
   }
}

and finally in Action Upload your file

        [AjaxOnly]
        [HttpPost]
        public ActionResult UploadImageAction(HttpPostedFileBase UploadImage)
        {
           string path = Server.MapPath("~") + "Files\\UploadImages\\" + UploadImage.FileName;
           System.Drawing.Image img = new Bitmap(UploadImage.InputStream);    
           img.Save(path);

           return View();
        }

MemoryStream.GetBuffer() can return extra empty bytes at the end of the byte[], but you can fix that by using MemoryStream.ToArray() instead. However, I found this alternative to work perfectly for all file types:

using (var binaryReader = new BinaryReader(file.InputStream))
{
    byte[] array = binaryReader.ReadBytes(file.ContentLength);
}
Here's my full code:

Document Class:

public class Document
{
    public int? DocumentID { get; set; }
    public string FileName { get; set; }
    public byte[] Data { get; set; }
    public string ContentType { get; set; }
    public int? ContentLength { get; set; }

    public Document()
    {
        DocumentID = 0;
        FileName = "New File";
        Data = new byte[] { };
        ContentType = "";
        ContentLength = 0;
    }
}
File Download:

[HttpGet]
public ActionResult GetDocument(int? documentID)
{
    // Get document from database
    var doc = dataLayer.GetDocument(documentID);

    // Convert to ContentDisposition
    var cd = new System.Net.Mime.ContentDisposition
    {
        FileName = doc.FileName, 

        // Prompt the user for downloading; set to true if you want 
        // the browser to try to show the file 'inline' (display in-browser
        // without prompting to download file).  Set to false if you 
        // want to always prompt them to download the file.
        Inline = true, 
    };
    Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition", cd.ToString());

    // View document
    return File(doc.Data, doc.ContentType);
}
File Upload:

[HttpPost]
public ActionResult GetDocument(HttpPostedFileBase file)
{
    // Verify that the user selected a file
    if (file != null && file.ContentLength > 0)
    {
        // Get file info
        var fileName = Path.GetFileName(file.FileName);
        var contentLength = file.ContentLength;
        var contentType = file.ContentType;

        // Get file data
        byte[] data = new byte[] { };
        using (var binaryReader = new BinaryReader(file.InputStream))
        {
            data = binaryReader.ReadBytes(file.ContentLength);
        }

        // Save to database
        Document doc = new Document()
        {
            FileName = fileName,
            Data = data,
            ContentType = contentType,
            ContentLength = contentLength,
        };
        dataLayer.SaveDocument(doc);

        // Show success ...
        return RedirectToAction("Index");
    }
    else
    {
        // Show error ...
        return View("Foo");
    }
}
View (snippet):

@using (Html.BeginForm("GetDocument", "Home", FormMethod.Post, new { enctype = "multipart/form-data" }))
{
    <input type="file" name="file" />
    <input type="submit" value="Upload File" />
}

public ActionResult FileUpload(upload mRegister) {
    //Check server side validation using data annotation
    if (ModelState.IsValid) {
        //TO:DO
        var fileName = Path.GetFileName(mRegister.file.FileName);
        var path = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/Content/Upload"), fileName);
        mRegister.file.SaveAs(path);

        ViewBag.Message = "File has been uploaded successfully";
        ModelState.Clear();
    }
    return View();
}




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