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JavaScript | WebAPI | File | File.name Property

  • Last Updated : 18 Jan, 2019

The File.name property is an inbuilt function of File WebAPI which gives the name of the file represented by a file object. The path of file is excluded from this property for security reasons.

Syntax:

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var name = file.name;

Return Value: It returns a string, containing the name of the file without path.

Example:






<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>
            WebAPI File.name Property
        </title>
          
        <style>
            #main {
                padding: 10px;
                width: 300px;
                border: 1px solid green;
                text-align:center;
                font-size:22px;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body>
        <div id = "main">
            <div>GeeksForGeeks</div>
            <div>file.name</div>
            <input type = "file" multiple onchange 
                = "myGeeks(this)">
        </div>
          
        <script type="text/javascript">
          
            function myGeeks(input_file) {
                var files = input_file.files;
                  
                for (var i = 0; i < files.length; i++) {
                    alert("Name of file:" + files[i].name);
                }
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                    

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by WebAPI File.name property are listed below:

  • Edge 12
  • Google Chrome 13
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Opera 16
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Safari

Reference: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/File/name




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