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Hi,
when running the deployed project in the client machine, I try to catch the full path of the selected file, using these codes

            if (FileUploadControl.HasFile)
            {
                try
                {
                    ...
                    tb_fullname.Text = System.IO.Path.GetFullPath(FileUploadControl.PostedFile.FileName);
                    ...

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but I checked that tb_fullname.Text is having the value like
c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\file1.png

not the relevant path in the client machine, in which I'm choosing the file to upload. How to adjust the above?
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It is a security risk for the browser to divulge the location of a file on it's own disk. Only non-standards-compliant browsers (like early editions of IE) transmit this information.
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by:HuaMinChen
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Is there no way to retrieve that kind of information of the file?
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Have your user type it into a text box.
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by:HuaMinChen
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I do try to show the full path of the selected file, in a Textbox.
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by:Minh Võ Công
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Do you try tb_fullname.Text = FileUploadControl.FileName;
FileUploadControl.FileName is client path
FileUploadControl.PostedFile.FileName is Server Path
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.ui.webcontrols.fileupload.filename%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
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Hi,
with this line
tb_flext.Text = System.IO.Path.GetExtension(FileUploadControl.FileName);
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I then rerun the redeployed project, and have selected the file from

c:\shared

that is in the local machine

but I still get this in the Textbox
c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\t315.png
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Any help?
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Minh Võ Công earned 375 total points
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you can try use javascript to get client filename
read the topic
http://javadotnet.in/2012/10/get-file-name-using-javascript-asp-net-fileupload-control/

<script type="text/javascript">
function getFileName() {
var varfile = document.getElementById("FileUploadControl");
document.getElementById("filename").value = varfile.value;
}

<asp:FileUpload ID="FileUploadControl" runat="server" onchange="getFileName()" />
<td>
<input type="text" id="filename" />
</td>
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by:HuaMinChen
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Sorry, how to show the value of the path in the Textbox?
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by:Minh Võ Công
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When you select the file onchage event on getFileName func, in getFileName update content of filename.
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How?
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