HOW TO ATTACHMENTS IN MVC?

lois waisbrooker

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I have to update my contact form, to allow attachments.

My reading indicates I need to add a new property to my model, of type HttpPostedFileBase

So, I did the following

@model Ui.Models.Email
 
    @using (Html.BeginForm())
    {
        @Html.ValidationSummary(true)
 
        @Html.TextBoxFor(a => a.Attachment, new { @type = "file" })
    }

And my model

public class Email
        {
            [Display(Name = "Attach away my assuming chum")]
            public HttpPostedFileBase Attachment { get; set; }
        }

The problem I'm getting is the property is always null!

Usually, when it's a string, int or List, the binding works, but I have no idea how to get it to bind to my model.

  1. Kamlakar Singh

    Post:194

    Points:1396
    Re: How to Attachments in mvc?

    To allow your form to upload files, it should have the enctype="multipart/form-data" attribute.

    You can do it like so.

    @using (Html.BeginForm("Action", "Controller", FormMethod.Post, new{ enctype="multipart/form-data" }))
    {
        @Html.ValidationSummary(true)
     
        @Html.TextBoxFor(a => a.Attachment, new { @type = "file" })
    }

      Modified On Apr-05-2018 11:18:54 PM

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