:file Selector

file selector

version added: 1.0jQuery(':file')

Description: Selects all elements of type file.

As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":") it is recommended to precede it with a tag name or some other selector; otherwise, the universal selector ("*") is implied. In other words, the bare $(':file') is equivalent to $('*:file'), so $('input:file') should be used instead.


Finds all file inputs.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  textarea { height:45px; }
  <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
    <input type="button" value="Input Button"/>
    <input type="checkbox" />

    <input type="file" />
    <input type="hidden" />
    <input type="image" />

    <input type="password" />
    <input type="radio" />
    <input type="reset" />

    <input type="submit" />
    <input type="text" />


    var input = $("input:file").css({background:"yellow", border:"3px red solid"});
    $("div").text("For this type jQuery found " + input.length + ".")
            .css("color", "red");
    $("form").submit(function () { return false; }); // so it won't submit