Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ajax Like File Uploading

Place a hiddenIFrame into the page and submit the form containing the file uploader (input type='file') to the hidden iframe by changing the target property of the form to the name of
the IFrame. Here i have made the target of form (id='formUpload') to "iframeHidden"
as my iframe name is "ifameHidden". For uploading the file you have to make the'
enctype' and 'method' attributes values as it is in the example.

I have made the action attribute of the page to UploadFile.aspx page. This is a
page where it counts the Files Collection of the Request Object and if it finds
any file in the Collection (Request.Files.Count>0), it saves the file in the same
folder with the same name as file. The saving code is very trivial, for a real world
applicatio you have to be carefull while saving like name overwrite,different path

<script type="text/javascript">
function uploadFile(id)

<iframe id="iframeHiden1" style="height:0px;width:0px;border:0"
name="iframeHiden" src="UploadFile.aspx"></iframe>

<form id="formUpload" target="iframeHiden" enctype="multipart/form-data"
action="UploadFile.aspx" method="post">

Ajax Upload File In HTML Form:<input type="file" onchange="uploadFile('file1')"
id="file1" name="fileUploadHTML" />


UploadFile.aspx Page Load Event

void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


int noOfFile = Request.Files.Count;

if (noOfFile > 0)


string path = Request.PhysicalPath.Substring(0, Request.PhysicalPath.LastIndexOf("\\")
+ 1) + Request.Files[0].FileName;



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