How to determine if user selected a file for file upload?

Issue

If I have a

<input id="uploadFile" type="file" />

tag, and a submit button, how do I determine, in IE6 (and above) if a file has been selected by the user.

In FF, I just do:

var selected = document.getElementById("uploadBox").files.length > 0;

But that doesn’t work in IE.

Solution

This works in IE (and FF, I believe):

if(document.getElementById("uploadBox").value != "") {
   // you have a file
}

Answered By – Jason Bunting

Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (AngularFixing Admin)

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