File component

Customized, cross-browser consistent, file input control that supports single file and multiple files upload.

Single file (default)

On single file mode, when file is selected or user does not cancel Browse dialog, Changed event will be raised. The return value will be a FileChangedEventArgs that will contain only one item in the Files property.

<FileEdit Changed="@OnChanged" />

Multiple files

Multiple file uploading is supported by enabling Multiple attribute to component. In this case Files property of FileChangedEventArgs can contain multiple files.

<FileEdit Changed="@OnChanged" Multiple="true" />

Limiting to certain file types

You can limit the file types by setting the Filter attribute to a string containing the allowed file type(s). To specify more than one type, separate the values with a comma.

<!-- Accept all image formats by IANA media type wildcard-->
<FileEdit Filter="image/*" />

<!-- Accept specific image formats by IANA type -->
<FileEdit Filter="image/jpeg, image/png, image/gif" />

<!-- Accept specific image formats by extension -->
<FileEdit Filter=".jpg, .png, .gif" />

To accept any file type, leave Filter as null (default).

Note: Not all browsers support or respect the accept attribute on file inputs.



This is the main event that will be called every time a user selects a single or multiple files. Depending on the mode in which the FileEdit currently operates. In all cases the event argument is the same. Only difference is that Files array will contain single or multiple items.


This event will be called on every buffer of data that has being written to the destination stream. It is directly related to the MaxMessageSize attribute found on FileEdit component and will contain the information about currently processed file, it’s offset and data array.


Similar to the Written, this event will also be called while file is writing to the destination stream but it will contain only the progress and percentage on how much the file is being uploaded.


This event will be called each time one of the selected file(s) has started the upload process.


This event is fired after the file has ended the upload process. If there was no error it will have Success property set to true.

Full example

In this example you can see the usage of all events, including the Written and Progressed. For your own use case you can just focus on Changed event.

<FileEdit Changed="@OnChanged" Written="@OnWritten" Progressed="@OnProgressed" />

    string fileContent;

    async Task OnChanged( FileChangedEventArgs e )
            foreach ( var file in e.Files )
                // A stream is going to be the destination stream we're writing to.                
                using ( var stream = new MemoryStream() )
                    // Here we're telling the FileEdit where to write the upload result
                    await file.WriteToStreamAsync( stream );

                    // Once we reach this line it means the file is fully uploaded.
                    // In this case we're going to offset to the beginning of file
                    // so we can read it.
                    stream.Seek( 0, SeekOrigin.Begin );

                    // Use the stream reader to read the content of uploaded file,
                    // in this case we can assume it is a textual file.
                    using ( var reader = new StreamReader( stream ) )
                        fileContent = await reader.ReadToEndAsync();
        catch ( Exception exc )
            Console.WriteLine( exc.Message );

    void OnWritten( FileWrittenEventArgs e )
        Console.WriteLine( $"File: {e.File.Name} Position: {e.Position} Data: {Convert.ToBase64String( e.Data )}" );

    void OnProgressed( FileProgressedEventArgs e )
        Console.WriteLine( $"File: {e.File.Name} Progress: {e.Percentage}" );


By default after each file upload has finished, file input will automatically reset to it’s initial state. If you want this behavior disabled and control it manually you need to first set AutoReset to false. After that you can call Reset() every time you want the file input to be reset.

<FileEdit @ref="@fileEdit" AutoReset="false" ... />

    FileEdit fileEdit;

    Task OnSomeButtonClick()
        return fileEdit.Reset();


Name Type Default Description
Multiple boolean false Specifies that multiple files can be selected.
Filter string null Types of files that the input accepts.
MaxMessageSize int 20480 Max message size (in bytes) when uploading the file.
Changed event   Occurs every time the file(s) has changed.
Written event   Occurs every time the part of file has being uploaded.
Progressed event   Notifies the progress of file being uploaded.
Started event   Occurs when an individual file upload has started.
Ended event   Occurs when an individual file upload has ended.
AutoReset boolean true If true file input will be automatically reset after it has being uploaded.