Multiple selection in Angular File manager component

19 Sep 20223 minutes to read

The file manager allows you to select multiple files by enabling the allowMultiSelection property (enabled by default). The multiple selection can be done by pressing the Ctrl key or Shift key and selecting the files. The check box can also be used to do multiple selection. Ctrl + A can be used to select all files in the current directory. The fileSelect event will be triggered when the items of file manager control is selected or unselected.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { FileSelectEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-filemanager';

    selector: 'app-root',
    styleUrls: ['app/app.component.css'],
    template: `<ejs-filemanager id='multi' [ajaxSettings]='ajaxSettings' [allowMultiSelection]='allowMultiSelection' (fileSelect)='onFileSelect($event)'>
export class AppComponent {
    public ajaxSettings: object;
    public allowMultiSelection: boolean;
    public hostUrl: string = '';
    public ngOnInit(): void {
        this.ajaxSettings = {
            url: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/FileOperations',
            getImageUrl: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/GetImage',
            uploadUrl: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Upload',
            downloadUrl: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Download'
       this.allowMultiSelection = true;
    // File Manager's file select event function
    onFileSelect(args: FileSelectEventArgs) {
        console.log( + " has been " + args.action + "ed");
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { HttpModule, JsonpModule } from '@angular/http';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import 'rxjs/add/operator/map';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';

import { FileManagerModule, NavigationPaneService, ToolbarService, DetailsViewService  } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-filemanager';

    imports: [FileManagerModule , HttpModule, JsonpModule, BrowserModule],
declarations: [AppComponent],
providers:[ NavigationPaneService, ToolbarService, DetailsViewService],
bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';


Note: The File Manager has support to select files and folders initially or dynamically by specifying their names in selectedItems property.