Alireza Noori

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Asp.Net Core: Send multiple files in an array or list with a single name.

Author: Alireza Noori

aspnet aspnet-core .net c#

Suppose in your Razor Page you need the client to send arbitrary number of files in a single post request.

If you have the following model:

 

public class ProjectCreateViewModel
{
    public string[] Names { get; set; }
    public IFormFile[] Images { get; set; }
}

Unfortunately the Asp.Net Core for some reason can fill the Names field but not the Images field. The trick to this, is to bind to a list in the Page's model, and copy the result to the ViewModel. Like this:

 

public class CreateModel : PageModel
{
    [BindProperty]
    public ProjectCreateViewModel Input { get; set; }
    
    [BindProperty]
    public List ImageList { get; set; }
}

 public async Task OnPostAsync()
 {
     if (ModelState.IsValid)
     {
         Input.Images = ImageList?.ToArray();
         var result = await service.CreateAsync(Input);
         if (result)
         {
             return RedirectToPage("./Index");
         }
     }

     return Page();
 }
 
 //on the page:
<input type="file" asp-for="ImageList">

Hope this helps.