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SWFUpload Extension

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Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

16 November 2008 at 11:10am

Edited: 16/11/2008 11:15am

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;


Community Member, 791 Posts

18 November 2008 at 9:12pm

This is brilliant !!

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