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Angular FilePond

Angular FilePond is a handy adapter component for FilePond, a JavaScript library that can upload anything you throw at it, optimizes images for faster uploads, and offers a great, accessible, silky smooth user experience.

License: MIT npm version npm npm peer dependency version


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Core Features

  • Accepts directories, files, blobs, local URLs, remote URLs and Data URIs.
  • Drop files, select on filesystem, copy and paste files, or add files using the API.
  • Async uploading with AJAX, or encode files as base64 data and send along form post.
  • Accessible, tested with AT software like VoiceOver and JAWS, navigable by Keyboard.
  • Image optimization, automatic image resizing, cropping, and fixes EXIF orientation.
  • Responsive, automatically scales to available space, is functional on both mobile and desktop devices.

Learn more about FilePond

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Install FilePond component from npm.

npm install filepond ngx-filepond --save

Import FilePondModule and if needed register any plugins. Please note that plugins need to be installed from npm separately.

Add FilePond styles path ./node_modules/filepond/dist/filepond.min.css to the build.options.styles property in angular.json

Setting up FilePond with Angular 13

// app.module.ts
import { BrowserModule } from "@angular/platform-browser";
import { NgModule } from "@angular/core";
import { AppComponent } from "./app.component";

// import filepond module
import { FilePondModule, registerPlugin } from "ngx-filepond";

// import and register filepond file type validation plugin
import FilePondPluginFileValidateType from "filepond-plugin-file-validate-type";


  declarations: [AppComponent],
  imports: [
    FilePondModule, // add filepond module here
  providers: [],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent],
export class AppModule {}
<!-- app.component.html -->
// app.component.ts
import { Component, ViewChild } from "@angular/core";
import { FilePondComponent } from "ngx-filepond";
import { FilePondOptions } from "filepond";

  selector: "app-root",
  templateUrl: "./app.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./app.component.css"],
export class AppComponent {
  @ViewChild("myPond") myPond: FilePondComponent;

  pondOptions: FilePondOptions = {
    allowMultiple: true,
    labelIdle: "Drop files here...",

  pondFiles: FilePondOptions["files"] = [
      source: "assets/photo.jpeg",
      options: {
        type: "local",

  pondHandleInit() {
    console.log("FilePond has initialised", this.myPond);

  pondHandleAddFile(event: any) {
    console.log("A file was added", event);

  pondHandleActivateFile(event: any) {
    console.log("A file was activated", event);

How to run project

Run npm run packagr to generate package in dist.

Run npm pack in dist folder to generate .tgz file.

Run npm install in project folder.

How to fix import errors

If you get a "types/index" has no default export error, you can either rewrite the import:

import * as FilePondPluginFileValidateType from "filepond-plugin-file-validate-type";

Or add these 2 lines to your tsconfig.json file:

  "compilerOptions": {
    "allowSyntheticDefaultImports": true,
    "esModuleInterop": true

Read the docs for more information