Many posts in internet says that HttpPostedFileBase is a read only and we cannot change the content type. Can anybody let me know how we. Just make sure you derive your custom attribute class from the ValidationAttribute base class and apply it to HttpPostedFileBase properties in. The HttpPostedFileBase is created to substitute HttpPostedFile in MVC .. For example, to return a pdf file from the server the Content-Type.

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To return a file from server all we have to do is set the proper Content-TypeContent-Disposition headers and write the file into the response. Ajax file upload Codes from the field This is awesome!!

The important thing is the name of the file input controls should match the rules of model binding. You are commenting using your Facebook account. DataAnnotations namespace to the properties of your model or view-model, and you magically have a working validation without messing up your code.

Is any file uploaded? How a browser knows what file type is returned from the server?

You are commenting using your WordPress. Articles Quick Answers Messages Use my saved content filters. Lets create a view model that wraps HttpPostedFileBase as a property which is decorated with data annotation attributes. This site uses cookies. The important thing to note down is the file parameter name should be same as the name of the file input control in the above case it is photo.

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Don’t tell someone to read the manual. The below listing shows the simplified version of the upload action after using view model. If a question is poorly phrased then either ask for clarification, ignore it, or edit the question and fix the problem.

File upload validation in ASP.NET MVC

contebttype In the coming sections we will see how we can easily return a file as response to the clients. I have also written an article on this here. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This is a working solution: I’m sure this article will help the MVC programmers to increase their grip on the framework.

Using view models to validate POSTed files 5. What else do you usually check when you validate the uploaded files? For example, in the case of image we need the file should be one of the supported image types like jpg, jpeg, png by the server and we may also need validations to check the file size, file name etc. The below code snippet shows how we can return a file just plain from an action without using action results.

The “What I Tried” section should show the code you tried if you tried anything at all. Just make sure you derive your custom attribute class from the ValidationAttribute base class and apply it to HttpPostedFileBase properties in the model.

This class contains a single abstract method called WriteFile that every subclass should implement. Is there a better way for example by looking at uploadFile. Please Sign up or sign in to vote. Uploading and returning files in an Httppostedffilebase.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. So far we have seen how to upload files to server and validate them using data annotations. Kristian Jay 81 7. Or you can check it on client side contentfype html attribute ‘accept’ to filter the file asap: Sign up using Facebook. Following links also helped me to complete my task. The size of the uploaded file falls within the accepted range? How do I fix “entitytype httppostedfilebase has no key defined. This way you can centralize the file validation logic in your website.

In the above action we have done couple of validations against the uploaded file.

File action-results class diagram. Add your solution here. Thaks – I have changed the foreach to: Define the key for this entitytype” error in asp. We discussed about the different types of file action results that helps to return files from the server and even we created a custom file action result that returns a file from string.

FileName ; if String. If you forget setting the proper encoding type then only the filename is submitted not the file. In the below listing we can see how to read the POSTed file from the request and save to the server.