Upload Photo From iPhone to Asp.Net Server PHP

This tutorial will go over the HTML post.

This will start off where Using a UIImagePickerController left off. So you can grab the code and start there if you want. So lets begin.

So first open up testPickerViewController.h and we want to add in one outlet and one action.

So here is the outlet we want to add

IBOutlet UIButton *upload;

Here is the action we want to add

IBOutlet UIButton *upload;

Now double click on testPickerViewController.xib and we need to connect the new outlet and action. We also need to create our new upload button. So drag around the current items and place the new button under the grab button. Then you want to make the button hidden by default. The option is as shown below. Do get to that selector you do Tools -> Attributes Inspector

You might also want to setup your UIImageView to aspect fit. If the image is larger then your box you created in IB it will shrink the image to fill it. Click on the UIImageView and in the Attributes Inspector select the following drop down for Mode.

Now you want to make your connections to the new outlet and action we created in code. So here is another screenshot of what they should look like

Now it is back to the code. So save this and you can quit IB.

So open up testPickerViewController.m and find the imagePickerController method and at the end add

upload.hidden = NO;

That will show our upload button once a image is set.

So now we need to create our uploadImage method that gets called then the button is pressed. So it is below and hopefully pretty well commented.

– (IBAction)uploadImage {
turning the image into a NSData object
getting the image back out of the UIImageView
setting the quality to 90
NSData *imageData = UIImageJPEGRepresentation(image.image, 90);
// setting up the URL to post to
NSString *urlString = @”http://iphone.zcentric.com/test-upload.php”;

// setting up the request object now
NSMutableURLRequest *request = [[[NSMutableURLRequest alloc] init] autorelease];
[request setURL:[NSURL URLWithString:urlString]];
[request setHTTPMethod:@”POST”];

add some header info now
we always need a boundary when we post a file
also we need to set the content type

You might want to generate a random boundary.. this is just the same
as my output from wireshark on a valid html post
NSString *boundary = [NSString stringWithString:@”—————————14737809831466499882746641449″];
NSString *contentType = [NSString stringWithFormat:@”multipart/form-data; boundary=%@”,boundary];
[request addValue:contentType forHTTPHeaderField: @”Content-Type”];

now lets create the body of the post
NSMutableData *body = [NSMutableData data];
[body appendData:[[NSString stringWithFormat:@”\r\n–%@\r\n”,boundary] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
[body appendData:[[NSString stringWithString:@”Content-Disposition: form-data; name=\”userfile\”; filename=\”ipodfile.jpg\”\r\n”] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
[body appendData:[[NSString stringWithString:@”Content-Type: application/octet-stream\r\n\r\n”] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
[body appendData:[NSData dataWithData:imageData]];
[body appendData:[[NSString stringWithFormat:@”\r\n–%@–\r\n”,boundary] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
// setting the body of the post to the reqeust
[request setHTTPBody:body];

// now lets make the connection to the web
NSData *returnData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:request returningResponse:nil error:nil];
NSString *returnString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:returnData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];


So now if you build and go you will upload the image you selected to the following image URL


Below is my PHP file I am using to handle uploads.

$uploaddir = ‘./uploads/’;
$file = basename($_FILES[‘userfile’][‘name’]);
$uploadfile = $uploaddir . $file;

if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES[‘userfile’][‘tmp_name’], $uploadfile)) {
echo “http://iphone.zcentric.com/uploads/{$file}”;

For .net code……………..

on page load event write below statement

Request.Files[0].SaveAs(DirectoryPath + “/” + Request.Files[0].FileName.ToString());

where “DirectoryPath” is a path of folder where image has to be save.