Phil Phil - 5 months ago 25
Vb.net Question

InputFile.PostedFile.ContentLength Units of measurement

Please can you tell me the units measured by InputFile.PostedFile.ContentLength . I need to make sure the file is less than 500k.

Thanks.

Answer

Unit of measurement = Byte.

1 Kilobyte (kB) = 2ˆ10 Byte = 1024 Bytes

Sample code testing for a file size of 15 KB:

const int maxFileLength = 15360; // 15KB = 1024 * 15

if(PictureFile.PostedFile.ContentLength > maxFileLength)
{

    MyResult.Text = String.Format("Your post has a size of {0:#,##0} bytes which
    exceeded the limit of {0:#,##0} bytes. Please upload a smaller file.",
    PictureFile.ContentLength, maxFileLength);
}
else
{
    // Save the file here
    MyResult.Text = "Thank you for posting."
}

In your case, as you want the file to be less than 500 KB, you should have this:

const int maxFileLength = 512000; // 500KB = 500 * 1024