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Jeet Verma
Jeet Verma

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Posted on    March-11-2013 1:12 AM

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Hi Everyone!

I want to show the name of a file using JavaScript or jQuery before it is uploaded by the server. I've researched about it and instead I learned how to preview an image before it is uploaded. But the file I wish to upload may not be an image so I need to show the name.

Here is the code to show preview of an image, can it be modified to show the name instead?:


<form method="post" name="form" enctype="multipart/form-data">
 <input type="file" name="attachment" onchange="read_input(this);" />
Javascript + jQuery:

function read_input(input) {

    if (input.files && input.files[0]) {

        var reader = new FileReader();

        reader.onload = function (e) {

            result = e.target.result;

            $(".attachment").html('<img src="'+result+'" alt="preview" />');





Thanks in advance!


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Posted on    March-11-2013 8:36 AM

Hi Jeet!

You can try following line of code

document.getElementById('upload').onchange = uploadOnChange;

function uploadOnChange() {
    var filename = this.value;
    var lastIndex = filename.lastIndexOf("\\");
    if (lastIndex >= 0) {
        filename = filename.substring(lastIndex + 1);
    document.getElementById('filename').value = filename;

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