Project owner:Nathan Toone

A dijit._FormWidget that adds a dojox.widget.FilePicker to a text box as a dropdown


The file picker text box allows for easy selecting of a file from the server - and makes it embeddable into a form


Creating a file picker is similar to creating a rolling list. In addition to the options for rolling list, you can specify the following:

  • pathSeparator The path separator to use - it will be guessed if not provided
  • topDir the top-level directory to provide access to - it will be guessed if not provided
  • pathAttr the attribute to read for getting the full path of the file
  • New in 1.3 selectDirectories whether or not you want to allow selecting of directories
  • New in 1.3 selectFiles whether or not you want to allow selecting of files
  • New in 1.3 numPanes The number of panes to display across the width of the picker. Only used if you do not specify a minPaneWidth in the constraints for the picker. Defaults to 2.25.

Additional attr value

You can call widget.get(“pathValue”) or widget.set(“pathValue”, ...) to get or set the value of the widget - using “string” format (ie. “/path/to/file.txt”) instead of using the item. Items in the “constraints” parameter will be passed in to the file picker as creation parameters.


A simple file picker

This example shows a simple file picker text box pulling data from a

<div data-dojo-type="" data-dojo-props="pathAsQueryParam:true, url:'{{dataUrl}}dojox/data/demos/stores/filestore_dojotree.php'"
<input require="true" name="fileName" type="text" data-dojo-type="dojox.form.FilePickerTextBox"
     data-dojo-props="constraints:{store:fileStore, query:{}}" />
@import "{{baseUrl}}dojox/form/resources/FilePickerTextBox.css";
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