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dialog

Native system dialogs for opening and saving files.

This package is also accessible with window.__TAURI__.dialog when build.withGlobalTauri in tauri.conf.json is set to true.

The APIs must be added to tauri.allowlist.dialog in tauri.conf.json:

{
"tauri": {
"allowlist": {
"dialog": {
"all": true, // enable all dialog APIs
"open": true, // enable file open API
"save": true // enable file save API
}
}
}
}

It is recommended to allowlist only the APIs you use for optimal bundle size and security.

Interfaces​

DialogFilter​

Extension filters for the file dialog.

Since: 1.0.0

Properties​

extensions​

extensions: string[]

Extensions to filter, without a . prefix.

Example

extensions: ['svg', 'png']

Defined in: dialog.ts:45

name​

name: string

Filter name.

Defined in: dialog.ts:37

MessageDialogOptions​

Since: 1.0.0

Properties​

title​

Optional title: string

The title of the dialog. Defaults to the app name.

Defined in: dialog.ts:94

type​

Optional type: "error" | "info" | "warning"

The type of the dialog. Defaults to info.

Defined in: dialog.ts:96

OpenDialogOptions​

Options for the open dialog.

Since: 1.0.0

Properties​

defaultPath​

Optional defaultPath: string

Initial directory or file path.

Defined in: dialog.ts:59

directory​

Optional directory: boolean

Whether the dialog is a directory selection or not.

Defined in: dialog.ts:63

filters​

Optional filters: DialogFilter[]

The filters of the dialog.

Defined in: dialog.ts:57

multiple​

Optional multiple: boolean

Whether the dialog allows multiple selection or not.

Defined in: dialog.ts:61

recursive​

Optional recursive: boolean

If directory is true, indicates that it will be read recursively later. Defines whether subdirectories will be allowed on the scope or not.

Defined in: dialog.ts:68

title​

Optional title: string

The title of the dialog window.

Defined in: dialog.ts:55

SaveDialogOptions​

Options for the save dialog.

Since: 1.0.0

Properties​

defaultPath​

Optional defaultPath: string

Initial directory or file path. If it's a directory path, the dialog interface will change to that folder. If it's not an existing directory, the file name will be set to the dialog's file name input and the dialog will be set to the parent folder.

Defined in: dialog.ts:86

filters​

Optional filters: DialogFilter[]

The filters of the dialog.

Defined in: dialog.ts:80

title​

Optional title: string

The title of the dialog window.

Defined in: dialog.ts:78

Functions​

ask​

ask(message: string, options?: string | MessageDialogOptions): Promise<boolean>

Shows a question dialog with Yes and No buttons.

Example

import { ask } from '@tauri-apps/api/dialog';
const yes = await ask('Are you sure?', 'Tauri');
const yes2 = await ask('This action cannot be reverted. Are you sure?', { title: 'Tauri', type: 'warning' });

Since: 1.0.0

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
messagestringThe message to show.
options?string | MessageDialogOptionsThe dialog's options. If a string, it represents the dialog title.

Returns: Promise<boolean>

A promise resolving to a boolean indicating whether Yes was clicked or not.

confirm​

confirm(message: string, options?: string | MessageDialogOptions): Promise<boolean>

Shows a question dialog with Ok and Cancel buttons.

Example

import { confirm } from '@tauri-apps/api/dialog';
const confirmed = await confirm('Are you sure?', 'Tauri');
const confirmed2 = await confirm('This action cannot be reverted. Are you sure?', { title: 'Tauri', type: 'warning' });

Since: 1.0.0

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
messagestringThe message to show.
options?string | MessageDialogOptionsThe dialog's options. If a string, it represents the dialog title.

Returns: Promise<boolean>

A promise resolving to a boolean indicating whether Ok was clicked or not.

message​

message(message: string, options?: string | MessageDialogOptions): Promise<void>

Shows a message dialog with an Ok button.

Example

import { message } from '@tauri-apps/api/dialog';
await message('Tauri is awesome', 'Tauri');
await message('File not found', { title: 'Tauri', type: 'error' });

Since: 1.0.0

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
messagestringThe message to show.
options?string | MessageDialogOptionsThe dialog's options. If a string, it represents the dialog title.

Returns: Promise<void>

A promise indicating the success or failure of the operation.

open​

open(options?: OpenDialogOptions): Promise<null | string | string[]>

Open a file/directory selection dialog.

The selected paths are added to the filesystem and asset protocol allowlist scopes. When security is more important than the easy of use of this API, prefer writing a dedicated command instead.

Note that the allowlist scope change is not persisted, so the values are cleared when the application is restarted. You can save it to the filesystem using tauri-plugin-persisted-scope.

Example

import { open } from '@tauri-apps/api/dialog';
// Open a selection dialog for image files
const selected = await open({
multiple: true,
filters: [{
name: 'Image',
extensions: ['png', 'jpeg']
}]
});
if (Array.isArray(selected)) {
// user selected multiple files
} else if (selected === null) {
// user cancelled the selection
} else {
// user selected a single file
}

Example

import { open } from '@tauri-apps/api/dialog';
import { appDir } from '@tauri-apps/api/path';
// Open a selection dialog for directories
const selected = await open({
directory: true,
multiple: true,
defaultPath: await appDir(),
});
if (Array.isArray(selected)) {
// user selected multiple directories
} else if (selected === null) {
// user cancelled the selection
} else {
// user selected a single directory
}

Since: 1.0.0

Parameters

NameType
optionsOpenDialogOptions

Returns: Promise<null | string | string[]>

A promise resolving to the selected path(s)

save​

save(options?: SaveDialogOptions): Promise<string>

Open a file/directory save dialog.

The selected path is added to the filesystem and asset protocol allowlist scopes. When security is more important than the easy of use of this API, prefer writing a dedicated command instead.

Note that the allowlist scope change is not persisted, so the values are cleared when the application is restarted. You can save it to the filesystem using tauri-plugin-persisted-scope.

Example

import { save } from '@tauri-apps/api/dialog';
const filePath = await save({
multiple: true,
filters: [{
name: 'Image',
extensions: ['stronghold']
}]
});

Since: 1.0.0

Parameters

NameType
optionsSaveDialogOptions

Returns: Promise<string>

A promise resolving to the selected path.