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A plugin that allows you to pick absolute paths from diferent file types.

file_picker #

File picker plugin alows you to use a native file explorer to load absolute file path from different types of files.

Installation #

First, add file_picker as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

file_picker: ^1.0

Android #

Add <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" /> to your app AndroidManifest.xml file.

iOS #

Since we are using image_picker as a dependency from this plugin to load paths from gallery and camera, we need the following keys to your Info.plist file, located in <project root>/ios/Runner/Info.plist:

  • NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription - describe why your app needs permission for the photo library. This is called Privacy - Photo Library Usage Description in the visual editor.
  • NSCameraUsageDescription - describe why your app needs access to the camera. This is called Privacy - Camera Usage Description in the visual editor.
  • NSMicrophoneUsageDescription - describe why your app needs access to the microphone, if you intend to record videos. This is called Privacy - Microphone Usage Description in the visual editor.

To-do #

  • Load paths from cloud files (GDrive, Dropbox, iCloud)
  • Load path from PDF
  • Load path from gallery
  • Load path from camera
  • Load path from video
  • Load path from any type of file (without filtering)
  • Load path from a custom format

Demo App #


Example #

import 'package:file_picker/file_picker.dart';

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  _MyHomePageState createState() => new _MyHomePageState();

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  String _filePath;

  void getFilePath() async {
   try {
      String filePath = await FilePicker.getFilePath(type: FileType.ANY);
      if (filePath == '') {
      print("File path: " + filePath);
      setState((){this._filePath = filePath;});
    } on PlatformException catch (e) {
      print("Error while picking the file: " + e.toString());

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(
        title: new Text('File Picker Example'),
      body: new Center(
        child: _filePath == null
            ? new Text('No file selected.')
            : new Text('Path' + _filePath),
      floatingActionButton: new FloatingActionButton(
        onPressed: getFilePath,
        tooltip: 'Select file',
        child: new Icon(Icons.sd_storage),

Getting Started #

For help getting started with Flutter, view our online documentation.

For help on editing plugin code, view the documentation.

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A plugin that allows you to pick absolute paths from diferent file types.

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