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 21st April 2020 at 10:13pm


The browse widget displays an HTML file browser button that allows the user to choose one or more files to import. It sends a WidgetMessage: tm-import-tiddlers carrying a JSON representation of the tiddlers imported from the files up through its parents. This message is usually handled by the NavigatorWidget which adds the tiddlers to the store and updates the story to display them.

Content and Attributes

The content of the $BrowseWidget widget is ignored.

multipleSet to "multiple" to select multiple file upload
deserializer New in: 5.1.15 Optional name of deserializer to be used (by default the deserializer is derived from the file extension or type)
tooltipOptional tooltip text
accept New in: 5.1.23 Optional comma delimited list of file accepted extensions and/or MIME types
messageOptional override of widget message to be generated. The files will be passed in the JavaScript object
paramOptional parameter to be passed with the custom message

On iPhone/iPad choosing the multiple option will remove the ability to take photographs/videos directly into TiddlyWiki.



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