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Hide Default Drop Area in JavaScript Uploader control

15 Oct 2021 / 1 minute to read

You can achieve this behavior by overriding the corresponding uploader styles. Override the following styles to hide the default drop area behavior.

* .e-upload.e-control
* .e-upload .e-file-select
* .e-upload .e-file-drop
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app.ts
index.html
index.css
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import { Uploader } from '@syncfusion/ej2-inputs';

// initialize uploader component
let uploadObject: Uploader = new Uploader({
    asyncSettings: {
        saveUrl: 'https://ej2.syncfusion.com/services/api/uploadbox/Save',
        removeUrl: 'https://ej2.syncfusion.com/services/api/uploadbox/Remove'
    }
});

// render initialized Uploader
uploadObject.appendTo('#fileupload');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 Uploader</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 Uploader Component" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
        <div id='container'>
            <input type="file" id="fileupload" name="UploadFiles"/>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
</html>
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#container {
  visibility: hidden;
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 400px;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.e-control {
  border : 0;
}

.e-control ul {
  border: 1px solid #ddd;
}

.e-control .e-file-select,
.e-control .e-file-drop {
  display: none;
}

You can also explore JavaScript File Upload feature tour page for its groundbreaking features. You can also explore our JavaScript File Upload example to understand how to browse the files which you want to upload to the server.