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customizing button image for file upload using struts

sai kinnera
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
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Hi,
Anybody tried to give the customized "Browse" image for the file upload control using Struts. I am using FormFile object of the struts for uploading, which is not allowing me to attach my own "Browse" image. This is just to keep the uniform user interface, because I have some other "Browse" buttons in that page. Any help is very much appreciated.
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sai kinnera
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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I have faced to this issue before. However, after several searching from the web, our conclusion is, we CANNOT customerize the Browse button if we make use of the tag <input type="file" ... >.

One article from Microsoft mentions that, in IE 4, we can use a gif as browse button. When this button is clicked, it invoke a JS to set the value of the file. However, this *property* is intentionally disabled in IE 5 and later versions due to the security issues. Netscape has disabled this feature as well. Thus, we have no way to customize the browse button.

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