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I need to create a web service using the .NET platform for accepting file uploads. What are the options available for doing this in C#? What is the best approach to use? Can please you provide me with blogs/code samples/references for further reading?

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What kind of files? It makes a difference if we're talking binary or something like XML. – MattDavey Feb 28 '13 at 16:13
both binary files and xml files. both are treated the same: as binary – amaters Mar 1 '13 at 7:57
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The simplest approach would be to use WebDav there's even a C# library that you can embed in an application or for a server (can't find the link right now).

If you specifically have to use a WebService, it's as simple as creating a WCF Contract that accepts a Stream. Here's a great example on CodeProject. Enjoy.

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