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From Max Woghiren <>
Subject Re: Android file chooser
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:05:17 GMT
You're right about the FileUtils API, but I need a Cordova File object to
access those methods.  <input type="file"> yields a native File object, so,
for instance, I can't use FileWriter with it.  Native File objects also
don't have full paths, which are useful (eg. for FileTransfer.upload, which
requires a full path).

A file chooser would provide the full path, with which a Cordova FileEntry
can be created.

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> I'm not familiar with Chrome's API, but I believe that there is a
> FileUtils API as well as the File Picker that Simon added a release
> ago that fires an intent to pick a file if you have a file picker
> installed. (Note: I don't use one, so it brings up the Gallery, Audio
> Player and other things associated with the intent, which is
> technically the correct behaviour).
> To use the file picker, you just have <input type="file">.
> Joe
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Max Woghiren <> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm implementing Chrome's file system API using Cordova.  On iOS, this
> uses
> > the Camera API.  However, on Android, Camera isn't sufficient since we
> can
> > access more than just images and videos, so I need a more general file
> > chooser.  It would be very similar to what exists in
> > CameraLauncher.getImage, but with a broader intent type (ie. MIME type).
> >
> > Does something like this already exist?  If not, is something like this
> > valuable in core cordova or as a plugin?  Is there an
> alternative/superior
> > approach?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > -Max

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