How to make FileReader work with Angular

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When reading a file from client side with Angular2 and Typescript,

I try to use FileReader in this way:

var fileReader = new FileReader();
fileReader.onload = function(e) {
    console.log("run fileReader.onload");
   //  ......
}

But it doesn't work at all, this 'fileReader.onload' function will never be called.

How to make FileReader work with Angular?

Sep 8, 2020 in Angular by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

First you have to specify the target of the change event on input form in template:

@View({
  template:`
    <div>
      Select file:
      <input type="file" (change)="changeListener($event)">
    </div>
  `
})

As you can see I binded a changeListener() method to (change) event. My implementation of class:

  changeListener($event) : void {
    this.readThis($event.target);
  }

  readThis(inputValue: any) : void {
    var file:File = inputValue.files[0]; 
    var myReader:FileReader = new FileReader();

    myReader.onloadend = function(e){
      // you can perform an action with readed data here
      console.log(myReader.result);
    }

    myReader.readAsText(file);
  }

Listener is passing file from event to readThis method. Read this have implemented it's own FileReader. You can also define FileReader in component instead in function.

Hope it helps!!

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answered Sep 8, 2020 by Niroj
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