While working on a project at work where it was needed to let the user attach one or multiple files to a form by dragging, dropping and uploading them to the server using AJAX, I encounter this error:

I'm working on a Windows environment, IIS7, and my target framework is 4.0 (and yeah, I'm also developing this web app in VS2015).

Doing some research, I found that this problem could be caused because the allowed size for uploads on IIS7 was not big enough, so I needed to increase it. Unfortunately, increasing the maximum allowed size didn't work and I'd still get the HTTP Error 401 code.

I also tried adding a requestLimits configuration tag to my web.config file:

Alas, that didn't help either...

So, after some frustration and more research, what did fix my issue was to add this configuration tag to the web.config file:

I was then able to upload files (up to 30 MB) without a problem. You could increase the number to 2147483647 if you need to upload files up to 2 GB.

Hope this helps, and perhaps, save you some time and frustration.

Happy coding!

Say I have an element containing some text that I'd like to make available for printing:

...continue reading "Printing Contents of a DIV"

It's really annoying to find websites that have the words "click here" to link to other pages... And is very bothersome to find people or companies that use this bad linking practice because 'other people/companies do it and it works for them' ... WHAT?? To me, that's just a lame excuse.

...continue reading "Death to “click here” link text!"