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apex:inputFile Component in Visualforce Page

The <apex: inputFile> is one of the most important components for creating an input field to upload a file. The <apex: inputFile> component plays an important role when we need to work with the file on Visualforce Page.

We can upload a file of a maximum size of 10 MB via Visualforce. The <apex: inputFile> has the following attributes:

1. accept

The "accept" is a string type attribute, i.e., a comma-delimited set of content types used by the browser to limit the set of file options made available for selection.

Syntax

2. accesskey

The acesskey is a string type attribute that defines the keyboard access key that puts the field in focus.

Syntax

3. alt

The alt is a string-type attribute that defines the field's alternative text description.

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4. contentType

The contentType is a string type attribute used to store the type of the uploaded file's content.

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5. dir

The dir is a string-type attribute used to specify the direction in which the generated HTML component should be used. RTL and LTR are the two possible values for the dir attribute.

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6. disabled

The disabled is a Boolean type attribute that specifies whether this text box should be displayed in the disabled state or not. By default, its value is set to false.

Syntax

7. fileName

The fileName is a string-type attribute used to store the uploaded file's name.

Syntax

8. fileSize

The fileSize is an Integer type attribute that is used for storing the size of the uploaded file.

Syntax

9. id

The id is a string type attribute, i.e., a unique identifier that allows this component to be referenced by other components in the page.

Syntax

10. lang

The lang is a string-type attribute used for specifying the base language used for the generated HTML output. The possible values of this attribute are en and en-US.

Syntax

11. onblur

The onblur is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onblur event occurs or when the focus moves off the field.

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12. onchange

The onchange is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onchange event occurs or when the user changes the field's content.

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13. onclick

The onclick is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onclick event occurs or when the user clicks the field.

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14. ondblclick

The ondblclick is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the ondblclick event occurs or when the user clicks the field twice.

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15. onfocus

The onfocus is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onfocus event occurs or the focus is on the field.

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16. onkeydown

The onkeydown is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onkeydown event occurs or when the user presses a keyboard key.

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17. onkeypress

The onkeypress is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onkeypress event occurs or when the user holds down or presses a keyboard key.

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18. onkeyup

The onkeyup is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onkeyup event occurs or when the user releases a keyboard key.

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19. onmousedown

The onmousedown is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onmousedown event occurs or when the user presses the mouse button.

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20. onmousemove

The onmousemove is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onmousemove event occurs or when the user moves the mouse pointer.

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21. onmouseout

The onmouseout is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onmouseout event occurs or when the user moves the mouse pointer away from the field.

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22. onmouseove

The onmouseover is a string-type attribute used to invoke the JavaScript method when the onmouseover event occurs or when the user moves the pointer over the input.

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23. rendered

The rendered is a Boolean type attribute that specifies whether this component needs to be rendered on the page or not. By

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24. required

The required is a Boolean type attribute that specifies whether this field is a required field or not. By default, its value is set to false.

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25. size

The size is an Integer type attribute used to specify the size of the selected box. Size is expressed by the number of characters displayed at a time.

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26. style

The style is a string type attribute used to specify the inline CSS style that will be applied for displaying the input component.

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27. styleClass

The styleClass is a string type attribute used to specify the style class that will be applied for displaying the input component.

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28. tabindex

The tabindex is a string type attribute used to specify the order in which this field is selected compared to other page components when a user presses the Tab key repeatedly. The value of this attribute should be between 0 to 32767.

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29. title

The title is a string-type attribute that specifies the text to display as a tooltip when the user's mouse pointer hovers over this component.

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30. value

The value is a merge field that references the controller class variable associated with this component.

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Let's take an example to understand how we can use the <apex: inputFile> component:

ApexInputFileExample.vfp

DocumentController.apxc

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apex:inputFile Component in Visualforce Page
apex:inputFile Component in Visualforce Page
apex:inputFile Component in Visualforce Page
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