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How to fire event on file select in jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the jQuery change() method

You can simply use the jQuery change() method to fire an event to do something when the user select any file using the HTML file <input> type box.

Let's try out an example to understand how this method basically works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery Fire Event on File Select</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
<script>
    $(document).ready(function(){
        $("#myInput").change(function(){
            alert("A file has been selected.");
        });
    });
</script>
</head>
<body>
    <form>
        <input type="file" id="myInput">
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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