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SWFUpload Extension


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16 November 2008 at 11:10am (Last edited: 16 November 2008 11:15am), 4085 Posts

This extension allows the integration of the Flash-based upload utility SWFUpload for forms on the frontend or in the CMS.


- Displays upload progress in real time

- Interrogates file types and sizes in the dialog box. Ineligible files will be greyed out by the interface.

- Select multiple files at once for bulk uploading.

- Configuration is easy using the SWFUploadConfig API. No Javascript necessary.

- Flash 10 compatible.


A frontend contact form:

function ResumeForm()
      return new Form(
         new FieldSet(
            new TextField('Name','* Name'),
            new TextField('Address'),
            new TextField('City'),
            new TextField('State'),
            new NumericField('Zip'),
            new EmailField('Email','* Email'),
          new SWFUploadField(
               "* Please attach your most current copies of your resume and cover letter (PDF or DOC only). You must submit a resume to be considered.",
               array (
                  'file_types_list' => '*.doc;*.pdf',
                  'file_queue_limit' => '2',
                  'browse_button_text' => 'Choose files...',
                  'upload_url' => $this->Link('handleswfupload'),
                  'required' => 'true'
         new FieldSet(
            new FormAction('doResumeSubmit','Apply')
         new RequiredFields('Name','College','YearOfGraduation','Email','Phone','Message')

/** Handle the upload anyway you want **/
   public function handleswfupload()
      if (isset($_FILES["swfupload_file"]) && is_uploaded_file($_FILES["swfupload_file"]["tmp_name"])) {
   $file = new File();
    // store the owner id with the uploaded image
   if($member = Member::currentUser())
      $file->OwnerID = $member->ID;

/* this gets sent back to the form to an array of hidden inputs called "uploaded_files[]". When the form posts, you can handle the array of Files that were uploaded by their IDs.*/
echo $file->ID;

      else {
         echo ' '; // return something or SWFUpload won't fire uploadSuccess

Instead of passing the constructor the array of configuration vars, you can also do this before you instantiate the object:


For the CMS:

public function getCMSFields()
$f = parent::getCMSFields();
$f->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.MyFile", new SWFUploadFileIFrameField('MyFile','My Label'));
return $f;


18 November 2008 at 9:12pm Community Member, 787 Posts

This is brilliant !!

Thanks for the hard work ! I'll definitely try it out later today.