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Open File Dialog in Javascript

How to open a file dialog with javascript

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>Whatever you Want your title to be</title>
        <script src="">
            var selectDialogueLink = $('<a href="">Select Files</a>');
            var fileSelector = $('<input type="file">');
                return false;
            // This change to the fileSelector variable will make multiple selects true
            fileSelector = $('<input type="file" multiple=""');

Example using standard JavaScript and a normal link

var fileSelector = document.createElement('input');
fileSelector.setAttribute('type', 'file');

var selectDialogueLink = document.createElement('a');
selectDialogueLink.setAttribute('href', '');
selectDialogueLink.innerText = "Select File";

selectDialogueLink.onclick = function () {;
     return false;



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