Posting filepath in file upload control in .NET to the next page and uploading the file from second page

In our application (using C# .NET) there is a form with file upload options. After filling up the form details, the summary of the details need to be shown in the next page before committing the information into the database. Right now, Server.Control is used to transfer the contents to the next page and the form details are retrieved using Request.Form["control id"]. But this is not working for File upload control alone.
File upload can not be done in the first page itself, as the foreign key in File upload table gets updated only in second page after confirmation.
Therefore, is there a way to transfer the entire file path to the next page and retrieve it there so as to upload the file from the second page?
Thanks in advance.

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use session


 then next page

retrieve the file name

String spath=Session["path"].ToString()


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7/22/2008 4:57:19 AM

 hi giridharprasad,

u sohuld make use of this function to get the full path rather than only FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName.


Now if ur using Cross PostBack (using Sever.Transfer) then rather than using Session u can also use HttpContext.Current.Items.Add method

e.g. In case of Cross PastBack

In FirstPage

HttpContext.Current.Items.Add("path", IO.Path.GetFullPath(FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName))

In Second Page

Dim strPath = HttpContext.Current.Items.Item("path").ToString() 

Otherwise u can make use of this also

Session("Path") = IO.Path.GetFullPath(FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName)

 Dim strPath =  Session("Path").ToString()


I hope this will help u.


Please mark as Answer if it helps u. Thanks!

Parth Patel
Techsture Technologies
Software Developer
7/22/2008 5:07:17 AM


Thanks for the code. Indeed, I require the full file path. When I tried your code, I got an error msg "the name IO does not exist in current context". Please let me know how I should resolve this error.


7/22/2008 5:46:56 AM

This is the code I am using as per your suggestion in the first page

protected void Issues_submit_Click2(object sender, EventArgs e)


//Session["filename"] = System.IO.Path.GetFullPath(FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName);

//HttpContext.Current.Items.Add("path", IO.Path.GetFullPath(FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName));

Session["filename"] = IO.Path.GetFullPath(FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName);Server.Transfer("~/Confirmation.aspx",true);


 and I have th following code in Page Load event of next page

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


if (Request.Params.Count > 0)


Issues_confirm_short_desc.Text = Request.Params.Get("Issues_issue_name");

//Issues_file_upload.Text = Request.Params.Get("Issues_Field1");

Issues_confirm_detailed_desc.Text = Request.Params.Get("Issues_issue_desc");

//Issues_file_upload.Text = Session["filename"].ToString();

//FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName = Session["filename"].ToString();

string strPath = Session["Path"].ToString();

 I am able to retrieve all other values  like Issues_confirm_detailed_desc.Text and Request.Params.Get("Issues_issue_desc");

But Iam getting "The name IO does not exist in the current context" in both the cases.


7/22/2008 6:15:49 AM

 Sorry to post my code in VB.NET,


System.IO.Path instead on IO.Path

Please mark as Answer if it helps u. Thanks!

Parth Patel
Techsture Technologies
Software Developer
7/22/2008 6:30:36 AM

I have used the following code to achieve it

 In the first page

Context.Items["FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName"] = System.IO.Path.GetFullPath(FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName);

and in the next page

Strpath = (string)Context.Items["FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName"];

Issues_file_upload.Text = (string)Strpath;

Thanks for helping out

7/22/2008 6:55:16 AM

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