In earlier versions of ASP.NET (edition under ASP.NET 4.5), we didn't have any inbuilt functionality to add several files at the same time. ASP.NET FileUpload handle permits uploading just one file in a time. Alternate answers to add numerous files are third party controls like Telerik or Devexpress. We can also use various jQuery Plugin like Uploadify to attain comparable performance.

In ASP.NET 4.5, we can add multiple documents simultaneously making use of ASP.NET FileUpload control. In ASP.NET 4.5, FileUpload Control support HTML5 several attribute.

Under are the steps to add numerous information utilizing ASP.NET 4.5 :

  1. In Visual Studio 2012, In Visual Studio 2012, create a new website using .Net 4.5 framework.
  2. Add a new web form (for example FileUpload.aspx) in newly created website.
  3. In code-beside file of FileUpload.aspx, write following code for FileUpload Control:

<asp:fileupload AllowMultiple="true" id="MultipleFileUpload" runat="server">

In above code, I have set AllowMultiple property of FileUpload Control to true.

Add one button to upload multiple files using FileUpload Control on button click.

<asp:Button ID="btnUpload" runat="server" Text="Upload" OnClick="btnUpload_Click" />

Write below code on button click event handler.

protected void btnUpload_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (MultipleFileUpload.HasFiles)
            StringBuilder UploadedFileNames = new StringBuilder();

            foreach (HttpPostedFile uploadedFile in MultipleFileUpload.PostedFiles)
                string FileName = HttpUtility.HtmlEncode(Path.GetFileName(uploadedFile.FileName));
                uploadedFile.SaveAs(System.IO.Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/Files/"), FileName));
                UploadedFileNames.AppendFormat("{0}<br />", FileName);
            Response.Write("Uploaded Files are : <br/>" + UploadedFileNames);

On button click, I am checking for multiple files and saving those files into Files folder of web application.
Compile source code and run the website application.


I had selected five images to upload. Once I had clicked on Upload button, all five images were uploaded successfully in Files folder.