uri_to_file

Pub

A Flutter plugin for converting supported uri to file. Supports Android & iOS.

Supported Uri Schema

  • content:// (Android Only)
  • Schema supported by File.fromUri(uri)

Get started

Add dependency

dependencies:
  uri_to_file: ^0.2.0

Super simple to use

import 'dart:io';

import 'package:uri_to_file/uri_to_file.dart';

Future<void> convertUriToFile() async {
  try {
    String uriString = 'content://sample.txt'; // Uri string

    // Don't pass uri parameter using [Uri] object via uri.toString().
    // Because uri.toString() changes the string to lowercase which causes this package to misbehave

    // If you are using uni_links package for deep linking purpose.
    // Pass the uri string using getInitialLink() or linkStream

    File file = await toFile(uriString); // Converting uri to file
  } on UnsupportedError catch (e) {
    print(e.message); // Unsupported error for uri not supported
  } on IOException catch (e) {
    print(e); // IOException for system error
  } catch (e) {
    print(e); // General exception
  }
}

Important note

  • Don't pass uri parameter using Uri object via uri.toString(). Because uri.toString() changes the string to lowercase which causes this package to misbehave
  • If you are using uni_links package for deep linking purpose. Pass the uri string using getInitialLink() or linkStream
  • Check out the full example: https://pub.dev/packages/uri_to_file/example

Working example

Working example

Background

  • content:// (Android Only) uri_to_file creates a temporary file using the content:// uri with the help of native channel that stores this file in the application directory.

  • All the others uri are handled by flutter sdk itself with the help of File.fromUri(uri)

Copyright & License

MIT License

Features and bugs

Please file feature requests and bugs at the issue tracker.

Libraries

uri_io_exception
uri_to_file