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    An object of this type is returned by the files property of the HTML input element; this lets you access the list of files selected with the <input type="file"> element. It's also used for a list of files dropped into web content when using the drag and drop API; see the DataTransfer object for details on this usage.

    Note: Prior to Gecko 1.9.2, the input element only supported a single file being selected at a time, meaning that the FileList would contain only one file. Starting with Gecko 1.9.2, if the input element's multiple attribute is true, the FileList may contain multiple files.

    Using the file list

    All <input> element nodes have a files array on them which allows access to the items in this list. For example, if the HTML includes the following file input:

    <input id="fileItem" type="file">
    

    The following line of code fetches the first file in the node's file list as a File object:

    var file = document.getElementById('fileItem').files[0];
    

    Method overview

    File item(index);

    Properties

    Attribute Type Description
    length integer A read-only value indicating the number of files in the list.

    Methods

    item()

    Returns a File object representing the file at the specified index in the file list.

     File item(
       index
     );
    
    Parameters
    index
    The zero-based index of the file to retrieve from the list.
    Return value

    The File representing the requested file.

    Example

    This example iterates over all the files selected by the user using an input element:

    // fileInput is an HTML input element: <input type="file" id="myfileinput" multiple>
    var fileInput = document.getElementById("myfileinput");
    
    // files is a FileList object (similar to NodeList)
    var files = fileInput.files;
    var file;
    
    // loop trough files
    for (var i = 0; i < files.length; i++) {
    
        // get item
        file = files.item(i);
        //or
        file = files[i];
    
        alert(file.name);
    }
    

    Here is a complete example.

    <!DOCTYPE HTML>
    <html>
    <head>
    </head>
    <body>
    <!--multiple is set to allow multiple files to be selected-->
    
    <input id="myfiles" multiple type="file">
    
    </body>
    
    <script>
    
    var pullfiles=function(){ 
        // love the query selector
        var fileInput = document.querySelector("#myfiles");
        var files = fileInput.files;
        // cache files.length 
        var fl=files.length;
        var i=0;
    
        while ( i < fl) {
            // localize file var in the loop
            var file = files[i];
            alert(file.name);
            i++;
        }    
    }
    
    // set the input element onchange to call pullfiles
    document.querySelector("#myfiles").onchange=pullfiles;
    
    //a.t
    </script>
    
    </html>

    Specification

    See also

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    Last updated by: Sheppy,