Add Dropbox File Picker/Chooser In Website

In this article, I am going to explain “How to Add dropbox file picker/chooser on the website”.  The Chooser is the fastest way to get files from Dropbox into your web app. It’s a small JavaScript component that enables your app to get files from Dropbox without having to worry about the complexities of implementing a file browser, authentication, or managing uploads and storage.

However, most users now store their files in the cloud (Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.). So, it can be a great idea to allow users to select files directly from their cloud provider.

Let’s see how to add the Dropbox File Picker to a website!

Step 1:- The first step in adding the Chooser to your app is to create an app. Using the Chooser doesn’t require production approval, so you can publish your integration to your users as soon as you’re ready.

When you create a Chooser app for the web, you’ll need to provide the domain names where your app is hosted. This lets us stop other websites from trying to impersonate your app. If you’re developing locally, you can use localhost as the domain name as well.

Step 2:-  Now, need to embed the given code

Step 3:-  Triggering the Chooser from JavaScript

There are two ways to trigger the Chooser on your website. To create the nice styled button or you can use the following JavaScript:

If you prefer to design a custom button instead, you can trigger the Chooser directly from JavaScript using the following method:

Note that the Chooser opens in a pop-up window, so you should only call this function from within a user-triggered event handler such as a tap or click event. Otherwise, the pop-up will likely be blocked by the browser.

Both methods take a single options a parameter with the following fields:

Step 4:- DropBox demo full code given below.


View Demo

I hope you might have understood it properly, keep reading our other blog posts for more coding tricks.


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