[FIXED] post array as Httpclient multipart/form-data to api

Issue

I have an endpoint request me to send an array as part of my body data and below is the code I have using multipart form-data. How do send the array to my endpoint.

var file = _mediaFile.Path;

if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(file) == false)
{
    var upfilebytes = System.IO.File.ReadAllBytes(file);

    MultipartFormDataContent content = new MultipartFormDataContent();
    ByteArrayContent baContent = new ByteArrayContent(upfilebytes);
    var name = System.IO.Path.GetFileName(file);

    baContent.Headers.ContentType = new System.Net.Http.Headers.MediaTypeHeaderValue("image/" + System.IO.Path.GetExtension(name).Remove(0, 1));
    baContent.Headers.ContentDisposition = new System.Net.Http.Headers.ContentDispositionHeaderValue("form-data")
                {
                    Name = "Image",
                    FileName = name,
                };

    var categorynew = new List<string>();
    categorynew.Add(((Categorypicker.SelectedItem as CategoriesModel).category));

    var categoryArray = categorynew.ToArray();

    content.Add(baContent, "Image", name);
    content.Add(new StringContent(DealerAddr.Text), "DealersAddress");
    content.Add(new StringContent(itemName.Text), "ItemName");
    content.Add(new StringContent(itemDescription.Text), "ItemDescription");
    content.Add(new StringContent(itemPrice.Text), "PreferredPrice");
    content.Add(new StringContent(DealerPhone.Text), "DealerPhone");
    content.Add(new StringContent(DealerCity.Text), "City");
    content.Add(new StringContent(StoreUrl.Text), "SellerWeblink");
    content.Add(new StringContent (categorynew,"Category_Name");
    content.Add(new StringContent((Categorypicker.SelectedItem as CategoriesModel).category), "Category_Name");

    var response = await client.PostAsync(CreateItem, content);

    if (response.IsSuccessStatusCode) 
    {
    }
}

Solution

Okay I later solved this by converting my array back to json before adding it to my content..

var categorynew = new List<string>();
categorynew.Add(((Categorypicker.SelectedItem as CategoriesModel).category));

var categoryArray = categorynew.ToArray();
var jsoncategoryArray = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(categoryArray);

content.Add(baContent, "Image", name);
content.Add(new StringContent(DealerAddr.Text), "DealersAddress");
content.Add(new StringContent(itemName.Text), "ItemName");
content.Add(new StringContent(itemDescription.Text), "ItemDescription");
content.Add(new StringContent(itemPrice.Text), "PreferredPrice");
content.Add(new StringContent(DealerPhone.Text), "DealerPhone");
content.Add(new StringContent(DealerCity.Text), "City");
content.Add(new StringContent(StoreUrl.Text), "SellerWeblink");
content.Add(new StringContent(jsoncategoryArray),"category");

Answered By – Folalu Timothy

Answer Checked By – Clifford M. (Easybugfix Volunteer)

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