I have an inputfile component and a commandbutton with an action to upload a file. My users dislike the appearance of the inputfile component and want the upload dialog to be fired up when the commandbutton is pressed. I'm thinking this possible; just fire the event and store the value in a hidden inputfile component. I'm not sure how to fire the event though.

Here is some of my vf code:


<apex:commandButton styleClass="btn btn-outline-primary text-uppercase"  value="Upload Attachment" action="{!UploadAttachment}" />                                        

<apex:inputFile value="{!attachment.body}" filename="{!attachment.name}" id="file" styleClass="support-case-form-control" />                                        

<apex:outputtext >.PNG, .GIF, .JPEG ATTACHMENTS ACCEPTED</apex:outputtext><br/>
<apex:outputtext > MAXIMUM SIZE = 25MB</apex:outputtext>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



The second link pretty much spelled it out. I just didn't how to fire the event and it was simple enough just like you would do it for anything else. I thought there was another fancy way with apex, like a callout or something. So many ways.

Here is the link again and the code: developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=906F0000000ASMsIAO

<apex:form >
    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
        function HandleBrowseClick()
            var fileinput = document.getElementById("{!$Component.SnapshotInputfile}");

        function Handlechange()
            var fileinput = document.getElementById("{!$Component.SnapshotInputfile}");
            var textinput = document.getElementById("filename");
            textinput.innerHTML = fileinput.value;

    <apex:inputfile id="SnapshotInputfile" value="{!snapshot_attachment.body}"  onChange="Handlechange();" accept="image/*" filename="{!snapshot_attachment.Name}">            
    <label id="filename" readonly="true"/>
    <input type="button" value="select" id="fakeBrowse" onclick="HandleBrowseClick();" class="btn"/>

    <apex:commandButton id="uploadButton" action="{!UploadPicture}" value="upload"/>
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