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ASPX: How to get full url from local computer

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Hello. I am creating simple upload control that allow user to choose documents to upload. Problem: Seems like the file upload control does not give me the full url.  string myUrl = FileUploadControl.X; does not gives me something like "name.doc" but I need C:\XX\XX\Documents\name.doc"

Obviously I am missing something, but how on Earth can I get full url of the local file.
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Question by:tolppa
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by:AndyAinscow
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Odd question.
The user must select the file to upload - so you already have the filename and path
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by:KoenVosters
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http://asp.net-tutorials.com/controls/file-upload-control/

The control should already have the full path
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Why would the server need to know the path of a file on the client system?
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by:informaniac
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#38754649: Unless you want to ensure that the user didn't manually change the path in the fileupload control. -- I feel so.
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I think what you're looking for is Path.GetFileName(fileupload1.FileName)

Here is a snippet of code that I use for a file upload event that also uses a label to let the client know the result of the operation. Obviously, mine isn't c#, but it isn't a difficult conversion.

If (fileupload1.HasFile) Then
            Try
                Dim Filename As String = Path.GetFileName(fileupload1.FileName)
                fileupload1.SaveAs( <serverpath> + "\" + Filename)
                filelist.Clear()
                 statuslabel.Text = Filename + " successfully loaded."
            Catch ex As Exception
                statuslabel.ForeColor = Drawing.Color.Red
                statuslabel.Text = "The file could not be uploaded. " + ex.Message
            End Try
        Else
            statuslabel.ForeColor = Drawing.Color.Red
            statuslabel.Text = "You have not specified a file."
        End If
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by:Rajar Ahmed
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You cannot get complete directory path of client machine in any browser except internet explorer .

Here's the sample .
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeFile="getDirectoryIE.aspx.vb" Inherits="getDirectoryIE" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">

    <title>Works Only On IE</title>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function getimagefile() {
            var path = document.getElementById("imagepath").value
            document.getElementById("hdnPath").value = path;

        }
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
    Get Full path [IE ALONE YOU CAN ACHIEVE] <br />
    <input type="hidden" runat="server" id="hdnPath" />
    
        <asp:FileUpload ID="imagepath" runat="server" />
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="getPath" OnClientClick="getimagefile()" />
    
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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Partial Class getDirectoryIE
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

    Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Response.Write("Path is" & hdnPath.Value)
    End Sub
End Class

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@informaniac

Why would that matter? It's the client's machine, and they haven't submitted the request yet; they can do whatever they want. Once the request has been sent to the server, the client cannot change what was sent.
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by:AndyAinscow
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@kaufmed.  The asker is writing an upload control - isn't that taking a local file and putting to the web ?
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@AndyAinscow

isn't that taking a local file and putting to the web ?
OK. But the whole design of the web (barring stuff like Flash--considering that's a plugin anyway) is that client and server are disconnected. Server does not have access to the client's machine, and browsers don't offer such access to web pages as a security measure. Unless he is writing an upload plugin, I don't see how he can enforce the full path being sent. As was already mentioned above ( http:#a38755266 ), IE is the only browser that supported such behavior.

As I mentioned, once the file is on the server, the local path of the file on the client's machine should be irrelevant.
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by:tolppa
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Thanks. I am programming against sharepoint API which asked me to provide URL. Still, I actually did not need to provide URL but byte[] array. Apparently url works only when using files that exist in server. Solution was:

//FileUploadControl things
byte[] filethings= new byte[attach.ContentLength - 1]; 
SPFile spfile = myLibrary.Files.Add(fileinfo.Name, filethings, metadata_spthing, replaceFilesBoolean);

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