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, 7 Jun 2012 CPOL
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Upload a file using c# as client to a PHP server

In my recent project I had to upload a file to a PHP server from a client application developed in C#. I found this method and I thought to share this with you.

First you have to use the System.net namespace. Then you have to create a webclient object. Using the webclient object you can upload your file to a PHP file in the server.

using System.Net;
WebClient cl = new WebClient();
try{

    cl.UploadFile("http://" + ip + "/test.php", file);
}
catch(Exception e)
{
    MessageBox.Show("Upload failed");
}
 

Now you can access the file from the PHP file. In the below example I create a folder in the server machine and move the file into the folder.

<?php
//check whether the folder the exists
if(!(file_exists('C:/Users/dhanu-sdu/Desktop/test')))
{
  //create the folder
  mkdir('C:/Users/dhanu-sdu/Desktop/test');
  //give permission to the folder
  chmod('C:/Users/dhanu-sdu/Desktop/test', 0777);
}

//check whether the file exists
if (file_exists('C:/Users/dhanu-sdu/Desktop/test/'. $_FILES["file"]["name"]))
{
  echo $_FILES["file"]["name"] . " already exists. ";
}
else
{
  //move the file into the new folder
  move_uploaded_file($_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"],'C:/Users/dhanu-sdu/Desktop/test/'. $_FILES["file"]["name"]);

}

?>
 

Also, you can download data from a PHP server and display it in a C# web browser by using the following code.

WebClient cl = new WebClient();
try{
    byte[] response = cl.DownloadData("http://" + ip +"/test.php");
    webBrowser1.DocumentText = System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetString(response);
}
catch(Exception e)
{
    MessageBox.Show("Download failed");
}
 

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Dhanushka Madushan lk
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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionNot an article PinmemberManas Bhardwaj6-Jun-12 22:36 
GeneralInteresting way to connect a desktop-based applications to a... Pinmemberinnuendoreplay31-Jan-12 14:58 
GeneralI used this code to upload a file to a php server and it wor... PinmemberDhanushka Madushan Peiris31-Jan-12 14:01 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 WebClient should be placed in a usin... Pinmemberpietvredeveld31-Jan-12 8:02 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 title is unrelated, nothing new, upl... PinmemberSelvin31-Jan-12 6:52 

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