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Hi,

I have a File Upload Control in a form and it allows only selected file types.
I implemented this on the button_click event of the page.

In web config:
<appSettings>
    <add key="FileSize" value="2097152"/>
    <add key="FileType" value=".txt,.xlsx,.xls,.docx,.doc,.ppt,.pptx,.pdf"/>
  </appSettings>

In btnSubmit_Click():

string[] allowExtentions = (ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["FileType"]).Split(',');
if (allowExtentions.Contains(Path.GetExtension(FileUp.PostedFile.FileName)) || Path.GetExtension(FileUp.PostedFile.FileName) == "")
{
    //custom code
}

Is there any other way to implement the file type restrictions of File Upload Control ?? Please Help
Cos, I want it to check before postback of the page.
In this implementation, it accepts the file first and later throws an error message on a label after the post back which I don't want.

Waiting for your valuable comments.

Thanks,
Phanindra Bitla
Posted 12-Oct-12 4:53am

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Solution 1

By default the FileUpload control doesn't have a property to restrict file types when the select file window is opened. However, you can check the file uploaded extension before continuing the process.

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Marcus Kramer at 12-Oct-12 10:49am
   
OP's answer moved to comment:
Hi Marcus,

I used a RegularExpressionValidator with:

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ValidationExpression="^(([a-zA-Z]:)|(\\{2}\w+)\$?)(\\(\w[\w].*))(.txt|.TXT|.xls|.XLS|.xlsx|.XLSX|.doc|.DOC|.docx|.DOCX|.pdf|.PDF|.ppt|.PPT|.pptx|.PPTX)$"

and it worked for me..

thanks for the link and quick response.

Regards,
Phanindra
RaisKazi at 12-Oct-12 12:20pm
   
My 5.
Marcus Kramer at 12-Oct-12 12:22pm
   
Thank you Rais

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