File & Directory Selector

The file dialog item can be used to select a single file, multiple files, or a directory. When the user clicks the Ok button, the dialog’s callback is ran.

Information is passed through the app_data argument such as: * file path * file name * current path * current filter (the file type filter)

The simplest case is as a director picker. Below is the example

Code

import dearpygui.dearpygui as dpg

dpg.create_context()

def callback(sender, app_data):
    print("Sender: ", sender)
    print("App Data: ", app_data)

dpg.add_file_dialog(directory_selector=True, show=False, callback=callback, tag="file_dialog_id")

with dpg.window(label="Tutorial", width=800, height=300):
    dpg.add_button(label="Directory Selector", callback=lambda: dpg.show_item("file_dialog_id"))

dpg.create_viewport(title='Custom Title', width=800, height=600)
dpg.setup_dearpygui()
dpg.show_viewport()
dpg.start_dearpygui()
dpg.destroy_context()

Note

If no file extensions have been added, the selector defaults to directories.

File Extensions

File extensions are items that are added to the file dialog. You can even set the color of the file extensions. Below is a simple example:

import dearpygui.dearpygui as dpg

dpg.create_context()

def callback(sender, app_data, user_data):
    print("Sender: ", sender)
    print("App Data: ", app_data)

with dpg.file_dialog(directory_selector=False, show=False, callback=callback, id="file_dialog_id"):
    dpg.add_file_extension(".*")
    dpg.add_file_extension("", color=(150, 255, 150, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension("Source files (*.cpp *.h *.hpp){.cpp,.h,.hpp}", color=(0, 255, 255, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension(".h", color=(255, 0, 255, 255), custom_text="[header]")
    dpg.add_file_extension(".py", color=(0, 255, 0, 255), custom_text="[Python]")

with dpg.window(label="Tutorial", width=800, height=300):
    dpg.add_button(label="File Selector", callback=lambda: dpg.show_item("file_dialog_id"))

dpg.create_viewport(title='Custom Title', width=800, height=600)
dpg.setup_dearpygui()
dpg.show_viewport()
dpg.start_dearpygui()
dpg.destroy_context()

Customizing

File dialogs can be customized with a panel by just adding items to the file dialog as if it were a regular container.

This can allow the creation of a pinned menu, favorites, directory tree, and much more.

Below is an example:

import dearpygui.dearpygui as dpg

dpg.create_context()

def callback(sender, app_data):
    print("Sender: ", sender)
    print("App Data: ", app_data)

with dpg.file_dialog(directory_selector=False, show=False, callback=callback, tag="file_dialog_tag"):
    dpg.add_file_extension(".*")
    dpg.add_file_extension("", color=(150, 255, 150, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension(".cpp", color=(255, 255, 0, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension(".h", color=(255, 0, 255, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension(".py", color=(0, 255, 0, 255))

    with dpg.group(horizontal=True):
        dpg.add_button(label="fancy file dialog")
        dpg.add_button(label="file")
        dpg.add_button(label="dialog")
    dpg.add_date_picker()
    with dpg.child_window(height=100):
        dpg.add_selectable(label="bookmark 1")
        dpg.add_selectable(label="bookmark 2")
        dpg.add_selectable(label="bookmark 3")

with dpg.window(label="Tutorial", width=800, height=300):
    dpg.add_button(label="File Selector", callback=lambda: dpg.show_item("file_dialog_tag"))

dpg.create_viewport(title='Custom Title', width=800, height=600)
dpg.setup_dearpygui()
dpg.show_viewport()
dpg.start_dearpygui()
dpg.destroy_context()

Selecting Multiple Files

You can select multiple files by setting the file_count keyword Must use Ctrl + click to select multiple files Must use Shift + click to select multiple files

import dearpygui.dearpygui as dpg

dpg.create_context()

def callback(sender, app_data):
    print("Sender: ", sender)
    print("App Data: ", app_data)

with dpg.file_dialog(directory_selector=False, show=False, callback=callback, file_count=3, tag="file_dialog_tag"):
    dpg.add_file_extension("", color=(255, 150, 150, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension(".*")
    dpg.add_file_extension(".cpp", color=(255, 255, 0, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension(".h", color=(255, 0, 255, 255))
    dpg.add_file_extension(".py", color=(0, 255, 0, 255))

    dpg.add_button(label="fancy file dialog")
    with dpg.child_window(width=100):
        dpg.add_selectable(label="bookmark 1")
        dpg.add_selectable(label="bookmark 2")
        dpg.add_selectable(label="bookmark 3")

with dpg.window(label="Tutorial", width=800, height=300):
    dpg.add_button(label="File Selector", callback=lambda: dpg.show_item("file_dialog_tag"))

with dpg.window(label="Tutorial", width=800, height=300):
    dpg.add_button(label="File Selector", callback=lambda: dpg.show_item("file_dialog_tag"))

dpg.create_viewport(title='Custom Title', width=800, height=600)
dpg.setup_dearpygui()
dpg.show_viewport()
dpg.start_dearpygui()
dpg.destroy_context()