Windows Azure Platform

Here I am going to create a console application that uses the Windows Azure Storage Services API. This sample code will upload a file to the Windows Azure Blob service.

To create an application that uploads a file to a blob

  1. Go to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

  2. Click the File menu, click New, and add new Project.

  3. Within the New Project dialog, navigate to Installed Templates, Visual C#, and click Windows. Click Console Application. Name the project as Storageapp. Don’t forget to choose .NET Framework 4 from the drop down list and click ok.

  4. From the Storageapp Project menu, click Add Reference. Within the Browse to where your Windows Azure SDK reference libraries are installed, making sure to use the latest version. For example,
    C:Program FilesWindows Azure SDKv1.4 ef. Select Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.dll and
    click OK (Note: if you don't have latest version please install it from Micorsoft website).

  5. Copy and paste the following code to contain the following code:

      using System;
      using System.Collections.Generic;
      using System.Linq;
      using System.Windows.Forms;
     namespace StorageApp
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using Microsoft.WindowsAzure;
    using Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient;
    namespace Storageapp
        class Program
            static void Main(string[] args)
            CloudStorageAccount mynewcloudStorageAccount;
            CloudBlobClient mynewblobClient;
            CloudBlobContainer mynewblobContainer;
            BlobContainerPermissions containerPermissions;
            CloudBlob blob;
            // Use the local storage account.
            mynewcloudStorageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.DevelopmentStorageAccount;
            // If you want to use Windows Azure cloud storage account, use the following
            // code (after uncommenting) and comment above code.
            // mynewcloudStorageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.Parse("DefaultEndpointsProtocol=http;;");
            // Create the blob client, which provides
            mynewblobClient = mynewcloudStorageAccount.CreateCloudBlobClient();
            // Get the container reference.
            mynewblobContainer = mynewblobClient.GetContainerReference("mynewcontainer");
            // Create the container if it does not exist.
            // Set permissions on the container.
            containerPermissions = new BlobContainerPermissions();
            containerPermissions.PublicAccess = BlobContainerPublicAccessType.Blob;
            // Get a reference to the blob.
            blob = mynewblobContainer.GetBlobReference("mynewmyfile.txt");
            // Upload a file from the local system to the blob.
            Console.WriteLine("Starting file upload");
            blob.UploadFile(@"c:mynewmyfilesmynewmyfile.txt");  // File from local storage.
            Console.WriteLine("File is uploaded to " + blob.Uri);
        catch (StorageClientException e)
            Console.WriteLine("Storage client cause an : " + e.Message);
            // Exit the application with exit code 1.
        catch (Exception e)
            Console.WriteLine("Error : " + e.Message);
            // Exit the application with exit code 1.
            // Exit the application.
    } } }
  6. Create a file on your local computer named c:mynewmyfilesmynewmyfile.txt . blob.UploadFile(@"c:mynewmyfilesmynewmyfile.txt "); // File from local storage.

  7. Go to All Programs, click Windows Azure SDK v1.4, and click Storage Emulator.

  8. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging. Copy the URI displayed by the application to your browser, you can able to see the file saved in the local storage.

  9. You can also store the file into Windows Azure storage account, instead of to your local storage account. In Program.cs comment the following code

       // mynewcloudStorageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.DevelopmentStorageAccount;
       And Uncomment the following code
       mynewcloudStorageAccount =CloudStorageAccount.Parse("DefaultEndpointsProtocol=http;;");

please visit the following msdn link for more details:

Happy coding..

Last edited 22 August 2014