File Preview Control

Preview a file that has been uploaded from a previous Task via a File Upload control in that Request.

Control Description

The File Preview control allows the Request participant to configure a file preview that has been previously uploaded to that Request via a File Upload control. After adding the control in the Screen to where to display the file preview, configure the Name setting value for the File Upload control from which to preview the file it uploaded to that Request.

This control is only available for the following Screen types:

  • Display type

  • Form type

See Screen Types.

Permissions

Your user account or group membership must have the following permissions to design a Screen unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Screens: Edit Screens

  • Screens: View Screens

See the Screens permissions or ask your Administrator for assistance.

Add the Control to a Screen

Follow these steps to add this control to the Screen:

  1. Drag the File Preview icon into the Screen Builder canvas. Existing controls on the Screen Builder canvas adjust positioning based on where you drag the control.

  2. Configure the File Preview control. See Settings.

  3. Validate that the control is configured correctly. See Validate Your Screen.

  4. When used in a published process, the File Preview control will display the file configured in its settings.

The File Preview controls supports the following file formats:

  • Text Documents (TXT, RTF)

  • Audio Files (MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, AIFF, AIF)

  • Archive Files (ZIP, TAR, GZ, CAB, BZ2, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2)

  • Code Files (PHP, JS, JSON, SH, HTML, CSS)

  • Spreadsheet Files (XLS, XLSX, ODS)

  • Image Files (GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TIFF, RAW, PSD)

  • PDF Documents (PDF, ODF, PS, EPS)

  • Presentation Files (PPT, PPTX, ODP)

  • Video Files (MP4, MOV, MPEG, WEBM, MPG, MP2, OGG, AVI, WMV, MKV)

  • Word Documents (DOC, DOCX, ODT)

Settings

The File Preview control has the following panels that contain settings:

Variable Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Variable panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below is the setting for the File Preview control in the Variable panel:

Variable Name

Use the Variable Name setting value to reference this value in Visibility Rule setting expressions.

See best practices when editing a Request variable name.

Configuration Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Configuration panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below is the setting for the File Preview control in the Configuration panel:

File Name

Advanced Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Advanced panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below are settings for the Line Input control in the Advanced panel:

Visibility Rule

Note the following regarding how to use visibility rules:

Device Visibility

Select on which device types this control displays:

  • Desktop: The control displays only on desktop devices. Enable the Show for Desktop toggle key.

  • Mobile: The control displays only on mobile devices. Enable the Show for Mobile toggle key.

CSS Selector Name

See the following best practices regarding custom CSS in Screens:

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