FileReaderSync

The FileReaderSync interface allows to read File or Blob objects synchronously.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Warning: This interface is only available in workers as it enables synchronous I/O that could potentially block.

Properties

This interface does not have any properties.

Methods

FileReaderSync.readAsArrayBuffer()

This method converts a specified Blob or a File into an ArrayBuffer representing the input data as a binary string.

FileReaderSync.readAsBinaryString() Deprecated

This method converts a specified Blob or a File into a string representing the input data as a binary string. This method is deprecated, consider using readAsArrayBuffer() instead.

FileReaderSync.readAsText()

This method converts a specified Blob or a File into a string representing the input data as a text string. The optional encoding parameter indicates the encoding to be used (e.g., iso-8859-1 or UTF-8). If not present, the method will apply a detection algorithm for it.

FileReaderSync.readAsDataURL()

This method converts a specified Blob or a File into a string representing the input data as a data URL.

Specifications

Specification
File API
# FileReaderSync

Browser compatibility

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See also