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Not directly a WA "issue" - but upload file fields not displaying!

Thread began 8/01/2013 5:07 am by Banksie | Last modified 8/01/2013 10:18 am by Jason Byrnes | 196 views | 1 replies |

Banksie

Not directly a WA "issue" - but upload file fields not displaying!

I've been merrily using DFP for some time now without problems however I now find that browsers such as Chrome & Firefox don't display the <input type="file" /> required to select & upload files; they simply display the a button with an unhelpful message of either "No file chosen" or "No file selected". No box that we're used to!

Ironically, IE still seems to display what I've come to expect (as it's usually IE that falls over with things like this)

I've searched around for info on this issue and have found that it's a "feature" (not a bug) of the latest release of the browser - so we may have to live with it.

Has anyone found a way around this - I guess we'll have to play with some CSS to make it appear more intuitive?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

styling a file input doesn't work the same in different browsers, most of them will flat out ignore the file field css you apply.

There are several ways to work around it using javascript and jquery to hide the file field and show an overlay of your own button and a text file instead. See this thread at stack overflow for a few different methods of how to accomplish this:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/572768/styling-an-input-type-file-button

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