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ASP.Net File Upload Control - Provide same Look and Feel in All Browsers

, 1 May 2014
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ASP.Net File Upload Control- Provide Consistant Look and Feel in All Browsers


Every ASP.Net developer, must used the ASP.Net File Upload control. The problem with this control is, it was rendered slightly different in most popular browsers. In this article, i am going to show a little alternative for this problem.

Using the code

Just copy the below code in an ASPX file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
    <title>Uploader Demo</title>
    <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
        function hookFileClick() {
            // Initiate the File Upload Click Event
            // After selecting the file get the Selected File Name
            document.getElementById('fileUploader').onchange = function () {
                document.getElementById("txtUploadFile").value = this.value;
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <input type="text" runat="server" id="txtUploadFile" />
            <input type="button" runat="server" id="btnUpload" value="Browse" onclick="hookFileClick()" />
            <asp:Button runat="server" ID="btnUploadFileToServer" Text="Upload File To Server" OnClick="btnUploadFileToServer_Click" />
            <asp:FileUpload runat="server" ID="fileUploader" Style="visibility: hidden;" />

I just have one text box (txtUploadFile) and a button (btnUpload) which simulates like a File upload control. Also I have a file upload server control (fileUploader) in which the visibility is set as false. I just hook up the file upload server control click event in first button's click event. So when you click the first button it will open the file open dialog. These are all done using javascript. As a result what you get is you get a consistent UI for this control.

The below code-behind code is used to save the file into the server:

protected void btnUploadFileToServer_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
      string strFileName = fileUploader.FileName; 
      fileUploader.SaveAs("d:\\Somepath\\ " + strFileName); 


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About the Author

Francis S Michael
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Hi All, I am Francis from India. Working as a Senior Software Engineer. I have 6+ Years of experience in ASP.Net and C#/VB.Net. Also founder of ASPDotNetChamp, where i blog my day to day ASP.Net Experiences, Problems and Interview Questions.

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QuestionIssue in case of IE11 PinprofessionalSonu Rajput1-May-14 19:23 

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