Files component

The files component renders a complete and functional user interface for a Weavy Files app with uploading, sharing, previewing and downloading of files.

Element: <wy-files>
Class: WyFiles


First import and configure Weavy and the WyFiles component.

import { Weavy, WyFiles } from "@weavy/uikit-web";

const weavy = new Weavy();
weavy.url = "";
weavy.tokenFactory = async (refresh) => "token_from_server";

Then add the <wy-files> component to your HTML. Since it is a contextual app you must specify the uid property. The corresponding app will be created automatically on the server when a new uid is defined.

You can also adjust permissions and details for the app using the Apps API.

<wy-files uid="customer-2-files"></wy-files>

Note: The unique ids (uid) used when creating apps, users etc. is something you decide what it should be. Since the apps are contextual, the uid is often related to the context it's in. For example "product-123-chat", "customer-2-files" etc.


Property Type Default Description
uid string Unique identifier for the Files app to load
submodals boolean false Enables modal compatibility with other modals, backdrops and focus-traps. Note that it may have implications with layout (such as z-index effects) in your app.

The available features are controlled by your product license. Each feature can also be disabled in the client using boolean attributes/properties.

Property Description
noAttachments Disable the possibility to upload local files.
noCloudFiles Disable the cloud file picker (Google Drive, Dropbox etc.)
noMentions Disable the possibility to mention other people in the directory in a file comment.
noPreviews Disable previews of files.
noReactions Disable the possibility to add emoji reactions to a file comment.
noComments Disable comments on a file.
noVersions Disable file versions.
noWebDAV Disable webDAV functionality.

Example: Disabling features for files app.

const files = new WyFiles();
files.noCloudFiles = true;
files.noComments = true;



The WyFiles component emits the following events.

Event Detail Description
wy:file_created { file: FileType } New file created.
wy:file_updated { file: FileType } File updated.
wy:file_trashed { file: FileType } File trashed.
wy:file_restored { file: FileType } File restored.
wy:file_deleted { file: FileType } File permanently deleted.