DataTransferItem.getAsFileSystemHandle()

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The getAsFileSystemHandle() method of the DataTransferItem interface returns a FileSystemFileHandle if the dragged item is a file, or a FileSystemDirectoryHandle if the dragged item is a directory.

Syntax

var handle = DataTransferItem.getAsFileSystemHandle();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A FileSystemFileHandle or FileSystemDirectoryHandle.

Exceptions

None.

Examples

This example uses the getAsFileSystemHandle method to return file handles for dropped items.

elem.addEventListener('dragover', (e) => {
  // Prevent navigation.
  e.preventDefault();
});
elem.addEventListener('drop', async (e) => {
  // Prevent navigation.
  e.preventDefault();

  // Process all of the items.
  for (const item of e.dataTransfer.items) {
    // kind will be 'file' for file/directory entries.
    if (item.kind === 'file') {
    const entry = await item.getAsFileSystemHandle();
      if (entry.kind === 'file') {
        // run code for if entry is a file
      } else if (entry.kind === 'directory') {
        // run code for is entry is a directory
      }
    }
  }
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Unknown
The definition of 'getAsFileSystemHandle' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition.

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