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Calling a function with a fileUpload form

Calling a function with a fileUpload form

Calling a function with a fileUpload form


I have a page which lets me upload files using HTML5/JavaScript. Files get uploaded after being dragged and dropped. This part is working very well.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>dnd binary upload</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function sendFile(file) {
            var uri = "/upload/upload.asp";
            var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
            var fd = new FormData();
			// create progress bar
			var o = document.getElementById('progress');
			var progress = o.appendChild(document.createElement("p"));
			progress.appendChild(document.createTextNode("upload " + file.name));

			// progress bar
			xhr.upload.addEventListener("progress", function(e) {
				var pc = parseInt(100 - (e.loaded / e.total * 100));
				progress.style.backgroundPosition = pc + "% 0";
			}, false);
            xhr.open("POST", uri, true);
            xhr.onreadystatechange = function() {
                if (xhr.readyState == 4) {
                    // Handle response.
                    //alert(xhr.responseText); // handle response.
					progress.innerHTML=progress.innerHTML + ' - DONE';
            fd.append('myFile', file);
			fd.append("FUID", "12345-ABC");
            // Initiate a multipart/form-data upload

        window.onload = function() {
            var dropzone = document.getElementById("dropzone");
            dropzone.ondragover = dropzone.ondragenter = function(event) {
            dropzone.ondrop = function(event) {

                var filesArray = event.dataTransfer.files;
                for (var i=0; i<filesArray.length; i++) {
#progress p
	display: block;
	width: 240px;
	padding: 2px 5px;
	margin: 2px 0;
	border: 1px inset #446;
	border-radius: 5px;
	background: #eee url("progress.png") 100% 0 repeat-y;

#progress p.success
	background: #0c0 none 0 0 no-repeat;

#progress p.failed
	background: #c00 none 0 0 no-repeat;
    <div id="progress"></div>
        <div id="dropzone" style="margin:30px; width:500px; height:300px; border:1px dotted grey;">Drag & drop your file here...</div>

What I would like to do is add a button which gives the user an alternative method - i.e. they can click a button, browse to the directory and then select the file(s) they want to upload.

So far I have:


<form action="upload.asp" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post">
		<input id="fileupload" type="file" name="myFile" data-url="upload.asp" multiple>
		<input type="submit">

What I would like it to do is behave in the same way as dragging and dropping - currently it redirects the whole browser to my upload.asp script but what I want it do is post the file(s) via AJAX and show the progress bars.

Hope someone can help!

Thanks very much


RE: Calling a function with a fileUpload form

Don't submit the form if you don't want the page change. You'll need to add an event listener to the file input, and then basically use the same ajax method to upload the file.



var filechooser = document.getElementById('filechooser');
filechooser.addEventListener('change', handleFileSelect, false);

and then create your handler for the input button which basically just calloused your sendfile function:


function handleFileSelect(evt) {
    	 var filesArray = evt.target.files;
                for (var i=0; i<filesArray.length; i++) {

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RE: Calling a function with a fileUpload form

Personally, I would prefer a submit button to initiate the upload.

What if I accidentally select a naughty picture of my wife, instead of my car?

I want the ability to confirm the picture I selected should be the one uploaded.

The new HTML5 FileReader API is really handy for such things.

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