In this example, I will explain how upload multiple files with a limit
like 5 or 10 files. The complete validation process we would be going with the
Jquery. And how to upload those files onto a folder and also generating a zip
for all files particular folder.
Using the code
Here we can see how to use this jQuery plug-in with
ASP.NET to upload multiple files. We will also display the information about the
files uploaded such as the name, size and type of the file.
<asp:FileUpload ID="fuPhoto" runat="server" class="multi" accept="gif|jpg|jpeg" maxlength="5" />
<asp:Button ID="btnZipFile" Text="ZipFile" runat="server" OnClick="btnZipFile_Click" />
<asp:Label ID="myLabel" runat="server" ForeColor="#CC0000" />
<asp:Label ID="lblMsg" runat="server" ForeColor="#CC0000" />
Here you will get to know how to generate a zip file
in ASP.NET using C#. To implement the zip file first kindly, upload the
Inoc.Zip.dll from DotNetZip library and then attach the same to the bin folder
like, go to solution explorer – click on bin – attach the Ionic.zip.dll in the
bin folder. And create a new folder named ZipMyFiles in the current project.
Now in this code we are only
uploading with .jpg, .jpeg, .gif type files and zip those files. Here you can
upload any sought of file with extension .jpg, .pdf, .mp3 etc for that you need
to mention the files types on the accept of file upload. Here we are also restricting the number of
files to be uploaded and also ziped with a total of 10 files at a time. Now in the code behind we implement the
HttpFileCollection hfc = Request.Files;
for (int i = 0; i < hfc.Count; i++)
HttpPostedFile hpf = hfc[i];
if (hpf.ContentLength > 0)
hpf.SaveAs(Server.MapPath("ZipMyFiles") + "\\" +
lblMsg.Text += " <br/> <b>File: </b>
As shown on the code above, the
HttpFileCollection class is
used to retrieve all the files that are uploaded. Files are encoded and
transmitted in the content body using Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions format
with HTTP content type header. ASP.NET extracts this informaoitn from content
body into individual memberof an
HttpPostedFile class provides methods and properties to
access the contents and properties of each file. Such as, we use this class to
check the length, name and type of the files.
on the browse button to upload a file, one at a time. To upload more than one
file click on the browse button again and select the file you would like to
upload. Here in our case I had restricted with total of 10 files and with
extension of .jpg/.jpeg/.gif files only allowed if you try to select apart from
these extensions you will get a popup message.
If you want to remove the types of file before clicking on
the zip then just click on the cross ‘x’ to remove from the list. Here we had
Error message if you try to select a file apart from
the given extensions.
Once you have finally decided upon the files to be
zipped, click on the zip button to zip the files to the server. After zip, a
message will be displayed to the user as shown,
Kindly check the zip file. And unzip the file and check weather all files.