Try It Out

Installation

The easiest way to use react-dropzone is to install it from npm and include it in your React build process (using Webpack, Browserify, etc).

npm install --save react-dropzone

Usage

Simply require('react-dropzone') and specify an onDrop method that accepts an array of dropped files.

By default, the component picks up some default styling to get you started. You can customize <Dropzone> by specifying a style and activeStyle which is applied when a file is dragged over the zone. You can also specify className and activeClassName if you would rather style using CSS.

Example

/** @jsx React.DOM */
var React = require('react');
var Dropzone = require('react-dropzone');

var DropzoneDemo = React.createClass({
    onDrop: function (files) {
      console.log('Received files: ', files);
    },

    render: function () {
      return (
          <div>
            <Dropzone onDrop={this.onDrop}>
              <div>Try dropping some files here, or click to select files to upload.</div>
            </Dropzone>
          </div>
      );
    }
});

React.render(<DropzoneDemo />, document.body);

Features

To show a preview of the dropped file while it uploads, use the file.preview property. Use <img src={file.preview} /> to display a preview of the image dropped.

Manual Upload

/** @jsx React.DOM */
var React = require('react');
var Dropzone = require('react-dropzone');

var DropzoneDemo = React.createClass({
    onDrop: function (files) {
      this.setState({
        files: files
      });
    },

    onOpenClick: function () {
      this.refs.dropzone.open();
    },

    render: function () {
      return (
          <div>
            <Dropzone ref="dropzone" onDrop={this.onDrop} >
              <div>Try dropping some files here, or click to select files to upload.</div>
            </Dropzone>
            <button type="button" onClick={this.onOpenClick}>
                Open Dropzone
            </button>
            {this.state.files ? <div>
            <h2>Uploading {files.length} files...</h2>
            <div>this.state.files.map((file) => <img src={file.preview} />)</div>
            </div> : null}
          </div>
      );
    }
});

React.render(<DropzoneDemo />, document.body);

Uploads

Using react-dropzone is similar to using a file form field, but instead of getting the files property from the field, you listen to the onDrop callback to handle the files. Simple explanation here: http://abandon.ie/notebook/simple-file-uploads-using-jquery-ajax

Specifying the onDrop method, provides you with an array of Files which you can then send to a server. For example, with SuperAgent as a http/ajax library:

    onDrop: function(files){
        var req = request.post('/upload');
        files.forEach((file)=> {
            req.attach(file.name, file);
        });
        req.end(callback);
    }

License

MIT