save user profile image to database

How can I dynamically insert images when user uploads an image file to SQL Server 2005 with C# in ASP.NET? This is to let users upload their profile photos in my web app. Is it very different from how it is done for windows app with C#?

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    There is a metric ton of examples on the web on this one:–C—Part-I/

    You should be able to follow any of those to accomplish what you want.

    The same way as in in WinForms. Get byte[] and same to image column. But i strongly recommend to use file system to store pictures. DB is for relational data, File System for raw bytes.

    Here is a sample of the code behind for inserting an image into a database in C#. You will of coarse need supporting table the picture should be a byte field and keep the picture type so you can retrieve the image later to display it. In addition to that you need to put a file input box on your page along with a submit button.

    public void AddImage(object sender, EventArgs e)
        int intImageSize;
        String strImageType;
        Stream ImageStream;
        FileStream fs = File.OpenRead(Request.PhysicalApplicationPath + "/Images/default_image.png");
        Byte[] ImageContent;
        if (PersonImage.PostedFile.ContentLength > 0)
            intImageSize = PersonImage.PostedFile.ContentLength;
            strImageType = PersonImage.PostedFile.ContentType;
            ImageStream = PersonImage.PostedFile.InputStream;
            ImageContent = new Byte[intImageSize];
            int intStatus;
            intStatus = ImageStream.Read(ImageContent, 0, intImageSize);
            strImageType = "image/x-png";
            ImageContent = new Byte[fs.Length];
            fs.Read(ImageContent, 0, ImageContent.Length);
        SqlConnection objConn = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["conn"]);
        SqlCommand objCmd;
        string strCmd;
        strCmd = "INSERT INTO ImageTest (Picture, PictureType) VALUES (@Picture, @PictureType)";
        objCmd = new SqlCommand(strCmd, objConn);
        SqlParameter prmPersonImage = new SqlParameter("@Picture", SqlDbType.Image);
        prmPersonImage.Value = ImageContent;
        objCmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@PictureType", strImageType);
        lblMessage.Visible = true;
            lblMessage.Text = "ImageAdded!";
            lblMessage.Text = "Error occured the image has not been added to the database!";

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