Need to quietly upload a file to a Web Server from a WinForms application

Hello,

I have a WinForms application (C#), that lets the user browse files on thier hard drive. The selected files need to be uploaded to a Web Server (IIS). I do not have tooption of using FTP since the permissions are not available. I assume your responses would include doing it through an intermediate Web Page. If so, I need to do this quietly in the background.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Khan
raheelasadkhanAsked:
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vo1dCommented:
cannot you just copy the file through an unc path of the destination machine?
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raheelasadkhanAuthor Commented:
No. My application will be distributed to anonymous users who will not have the rights to copy files to the Web Server. This needs to be done in a secure manner.
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pgloorCommented:
Read this, if implementing a Web Service is an option:

http://www.codeproject.com/soap/MTOMWebServices.asp

Peter
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raheelasadkhanAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I like the following approach:
   System.Net.WebClient webClient = new System.Net.WebClient();
   byte [] data = webClient.UploadFile(address, method, fileName);

I do not, however, know how to implement it.
 - How do I point to a specific sub-directory where the file should be saved?
 - Do I need to grant special permissions on the target directory on the web server?
 - I want some king of an authentication mechanism so no one else can upload files the same way.

Thanks,

Khan
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raheelasadkhanAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay guys. Have accepted the solution that worked for me. Thanks
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