I am rendering the fields of a content type in my page. The name field is rendered, and is a Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.FileField control. I select a file in this field, and I post the page.

How can I get the posted file of the FileField control in order to save it to SharePoint?

  • Did you ever find a solution for this question? If yes, could you post it as an answer?
    – Kit Menke
    Jun 10, 2011 at 13:53

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This is essentially the same as the Stack Overflow question Can a Content Type have a site column of type file? The answer is you can't do this:

a content type either represents a file or it doesn't. You can't have a file as metadata to a content type that does not derive from document.

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