Window.showSaveFilePicker()

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The showSaveFilePicker() method of the Window interface shows a file picker that allows a user to save a file. Either by selecting an existing file, or entering a name for a new file.

Syntax

var FileSystemFileHandle = Window.showSaveFilePicker();

Parameters

options Optional
An optional object containing options, which are as follows:
  • excludeAcceptAllOption:A Boolean. Default false. By default the picker should include an option to not apply any file type filters (instigated with the type option below). Setting this option to true means that option is not available.
  • types: An Array of allowed file types to save. Each item is an object with the following options:
    • description: An optional description of the category of files types allowed.
    • accept: An Object with the keys set to the MIME type and the values an Array of file extensions (see below for an example).

Return value

Exceptions

AbortError
Thrown if the user dismisses the file picker without selecting or inputting a file, or if the user agent deems any selected files too sensitive or dangerous.

Examples

The following function shows a file picker, with text files highlighted for selection.

function getNewFileHandle() {
  const opts = {
    types: [{
      description: 'Text file',
      accept: {'text/plain': ['.txt']},
    }],
  };
  return window.showSaveFilePicker(opts);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Unknown
The definition of 'showSaveFilePicker' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition.

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