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Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Dave A.5
New member | Level 1

Hi,

My app needs to be able to select multiple files in the Chooser. Is this possible?

I see that it is in the Javascript API ...

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Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Steve M.
Dropboxer

No, the mobile Choosers do not support multiple file selection.

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Dave A.5
New member | Level 1

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the quick response!

Can you add that? 🙂

Is there another way? With the Core API?

Thanks,
Dave

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Steve M.
Dropboxer

We're already tracking this as a feature request. (As you noted, it's in the JavaScript version already.)

Yes, you can build your own version of the chooser with the Core API, but users will have to go through the OAuth flow (and you'll need to build the UI yourself).

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Dave A.5
New member | Level 1

Can you update the docs to mention this?
And while you're at it can you update the Android Chooser SDK sample to support Android Studio? Its that that easy to convert from the Eclipse version in the SDK...
Thanks!

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Steve M.
Dropboxer

Update the docs in what way? https://www.dropbox.com/developers/dropins/chooser/android is the documentation for the Android Chooser, and I don't think it mentions multiple file selection at all. (In fact, DbxChooser.Result doesn't have any provision for multiple files.)

Over time, we'll be updating all our samples to use Android Studio instead of Eclipse. (This will probably happen the next time we update that SDK.)

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Dave A.5
New member | Level 1

Hi Steve,

Perhaps this led me astray:

https://blogs.dropbox.com/developers/2013/04/easily-add-multi-select-and-drag-n-drop-uploads-with-th...

And of course its implied in your docs but not explicit.

Dave

Dave

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Steve M.
Dropboxer

Ah, maybe we should add an update to the blog post to mention that it doesn't apply to the mobile choosers (which were created later).

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Ed I.
New member | Level 1

I just subscribed to 1-TB of space. If I'd realized such a simple obvious operation can't be done I doubt I would have signed up! Not only't can't I do this using the Android App, I can't if I use a browser to go to Dropbox, even if I go to the Desktop version of the website. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED! Does anyone know a competing cloud service that's $10 for 1 TB?

Re: Does Chooser support multiple file selection on Android?

Steve M.
Dropboxer

Ed, I think you're in the wrong forum. This forum is for developers using the Dropbox API. The Chooser is a component used by software developers to integrate Dropbox into apps that they build.

I think that Product Feedback is probably the most appropriate forum for your question. When you create a post over there, please make sure to explain what it is that you're trying to do and what's going wrong when you try it.

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