HTML DOM FileUpload Object

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FileUpload Object

The FileUpload object represents a single-line text input control and a browse button, in an HTML form.

This object allow file uploading to a server. Clicking on the browse button opens the file dialog box that allows a user to select a file to upload.

For each <input type="file"> tag in an HTML form, a FileUpload object is created.

You can access a FileUpload object by searching through the elements[] array of the form, or by using document.getElementById().

FileUpload Object Properties

W3C: W3C Standard.

Property Description W3C
accept Sets or returns a comma-separated list of accepted content types Yes
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the FileUpload object Yes
name Sets or returns the value of the name attribute of the FileUpload object Yes
type Returns which type of form element the FileUpload object is Yes
value Returns the path or the name of the selected file Yes

Standard Properties, Methods, and Events

The FileUpload object also supports the standard properties, methods, and events.


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