Open Select File Dialog Box Using JQuery

In this tutorial we will see how to Open Select File Dialog Box Using JQuery. The jQuery trigger() method is used for this which triggers the specified event.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, This code contains HTML input element and a Button element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Open Select File Dialog Box Using JQuery</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
</head> 
<body>
    
<button id="button">Open</button>
<input id="input" type="file"/>
    
</body>
</html>

jQuery trigger() Method

The jQuery trigger() Method triggers the defined event and the event will behave exactly how it should be.

The trigger() method is used with JQuery selector.

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, In this code the jQuery trigger() Method is used with the id selector of HTML input element. The id (input) of input element is used as a selector in this example.

When button is clicked the function will execute the trigger method which is tied with the input element using id selector. This method will trigger the click function for the input element and the select file dialog box will open.

Take a look at the code given below.

<script>
$('#button').on('click', function() {
    $('#input').trigger('click');
});
</script>

Demo

Video Tutorial

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