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How can I select a file using react-native-document-picker on the iOS simulator?

asked 2021-09-13 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-07-31 23:00:00 +0000

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To select a file using react-native-document-picker on the iOS simulator, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Install react-native-document-picker package using the following command:
npm install react-native-document-picker --save
  1. Link the package with your React Native project using the following command:
react-native link react-native-document-picker
  1. Import the package in your component like this:
import DocumentPicker from 'react-native-document-picker';
  1. Create a function to handle the document selection like this:
const selectDocument = async () => {
    try {
      const result = await DocumentPicker.pick({
        type: [DocumentPicker.types.allFiles],
      // Do something with the picked file
    } catch (err) {
      if (DocumentPicker.isCancel(err)) {
        // User cancelled the picker
      } else {
        // Error occurred while picking the file
  1. Add a button or any other component to trigger the file selection, and call the function in its onPress event like this:
<Button title="Select Document" onPress={selectDocument} />
  1. Run your app on the iOS simulator and test the file selection feature.

Note: Make sure that the simulator has access to the document that you want to select. You can add a sample document to the simulator using the "Add item" option in the simulator's "File" menu.

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