FileReader: loadend event

The loadend event is fired when a file read has completed, successfully or not.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface ProgressEvent
Event handler property FileReader.onloadend

Examples

Live example

HTML

<div class="example">

    <div class="file-select">
        <label for="avatar">Choose a profile picture:</label>
        <input type="file"
               id="avatar" name="avatar"
               accept="image/png, image/jpeg">
    </div>

    <img src="" class="preview" height="200" alt="Image preview...">

    <div class="event-log">
        <label>Event log:</label>
        <textarea readonly class="event-log-contents"></textarea>
    </div>

  </div>

JS

const fileInput = document.querySelector('input[type="file"]');
const preview = document.querySelector('img.preview');
const eventLog = document.querySelector('.event-log-contents');
const reader = new FileReader();

function handleEvent(event) {
    eventLog.textContent = eventLog.textContent + `${event.type}: ${event.loaded} bytes transferred\n`;

    if (event.type === "load") {
        preview.src = reader.result;
    }
}

function addListeners(reader) {
    reader.addEventListener('loadstart', handleEvent);
    reader.addEventListener('load', handleEvent);
    reader.addEventListener('loadend', handleEvent);
    reader.addEventListener('progress', handleEvent);
    reader.addEventListener('error', handleEvent);
    reader.addEventListener('abort', handleEvent);
}

function handleSelected(e) {
    eventLog.textContent = '';
    const selectedFile = fileInput.files[0];
    if (selectedFile) {
        addListeners(reader);
        reader.readAsDataURL(selectedFile);
    }
}

fileInput.addEventListener('change', handleSelected);

Result

Specifications

Specification Status
File API Working Draft

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
loadend eventChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

See also