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How to get selected file name from input type file using jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the jQuery change() method

You can use the jQuery change() method to get the file name selected by the HTML form control <input type="file">. Let's check out an example to understand how it works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery Get Selected File Name</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
<script>
    $(document).ready(function(){
        $('input[type="file"]').change(function(e){
            var fileName = e.target.files[0].name;
            alert('The file "' + fileName +  '" has been selected.');
        });
    });
</script>
</head>
<body>
    <form>
        <input type="file">
        <p><strong>Note:</strong> Choose any file on your computer and its name will be displayed in an alert dialog box.</p>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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