Skizzo Skizzo - 7 months ago 34
Java Question

Restricting file types upload component

I'm using the upload component of vaadin(7.1.9), now my trouble is that I'm not able to restrict what kind of files that can be sent with the upload component to the server, but I haven't found any API for that purpose. The only way is that of discarding file of wrong types after the upload.

public OutputStream receiveUpload(String filename, String mimeType) {

if(!checkIfAValidType(filename)){
upload.interruptUpload();
}

return out;
}


Is this a correct way?

Answer

No, its not the correct way. The fact is, Vaadin does provide many useful interfaces that you can use to monitor when the upload started, interrupted, finished or failed. Here is a list:

com.vaadin.ui.Upload.FailedListener;
com.vaadin.ui.Upload.FinishedListener;
com.vaadin.ui.Upload.ProgressListener;
com.vaadin.ui.Upload.Receiver;
com.vaadin.ui.Upload.StartedListener;

Here is a code snippet to give you an example:

@Override
public void uploadStarted(StartedEvent event) {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub
    System.out.println("***Upload: uploadStarted()");

    String contentType = event.getMIMEType();
    boolean allowed = false;
    for(int i=0;i<allowedMimeTypes.size();i++){
        if(contentType.equalsIgnoreCase(allowedMimeTypes.get(i))){
            allowed = true;
            break;
        }
    }
    if(allowed){
        fileNameLabel.setValue(event.getFilename());
        progressBar.setValue(0f);
        progressBar.setVisible(true);
        cancelButton.setVisible(true);
        upload.setEnabled(false);
    }else{
        Notification.show("Error", "\nAllowed MIME: "+allowedMimeTypes, Type.ERROR_MESSAGE);
        upload.interruptUpload();
    }

}

Here, allowedMimeTypes is an array of mime-type strings.

ArrayList<String> allowedMimeTypes = new ArrayList<String>();
allowedMimeTypes.add("image/jpeg");
allowedMimeTypes.add("image/png");

I hope it helps you.