18.4. Allowing File Uploads

Although you've seen detailed examples of how to work with files and directories on the web server, you haven't yet considered the question of how to allow file uploads. The problem with file uploading is that you need some way to retrieve information from the client—and as you already know, all ASP.NET code executes on the server.

18.4.1. The FileUpload Control

Fortunately, ASP.NET includes a control that allows website users to upload files to the web server. Once the web server receives the posted file data, it's up to your application to examine it, ignore it, or save it to a back-end database or a file on the web server. The FileUpload control does this work, and it represents the <input type="file"> HTML tag. ...

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