Monday, June 2, 2008

Adding local file to site's folder

Hi All,

Here is a way how you can add your local files to SPFolder. All you need to do is just read the local file as a streams and then just called Files.Add Method to add a file in the Folder.

SPWeb objWeb = SPContext.Current.Web;
objWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;
SPFolderCollection objFolderColl = objWeb.Folders;
foreach (SPFolder objFolder in objFolderColl)
if (objFolder.Name == "Groups Document")
FileStream fStream = File.OpenRead("C:\\groups.txt");
byte[] contents = new byte[fStream.Length];
fStream.Read(contents, 0, (int)fStream.Length);

objFolder.Files.Add("Testdoc.doc", contents);


objWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = false;

That's it. Your job is done.


Arnhem said...

Hi SPKings

Your solution is a little incomplete.

When considering one might be able to add specific metadata (such as a specific content type) before adding the item to ensure property values exists when events (e.g. ItemAdded) are fired.

More complete might be:

Hashtable hashTable = new Hashtable(); hashTable.Add("ContentTypeId", -ContentTypeId-);
hashTableProperties.Add("Title", -Title-);

objFolder.Files.Add("Testdoc.doc", contents, hashTable);

In the above example, all the corresponding content type specific events will fire on item creation (which was the solution i was looking for).

Thanks for the informative blog!

Parth Patel said...

Hi arnhem,

thanks to you for sharing your thought and solution.

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