This update brings many exciting improvements, including a new module for Node runtimes and full TypeScript support. After several requests from customers, you can now use filestack-js in your browser and/or your Node apps. The bottom line benefit of using filestack-js in Node is a universal library that uses the same API, client and server side, for uploads and transformations.
package.json specifies two separate modules:
mainfor the CommonJS module (intended for Node runtimes)
browserfor the pre-bundled ES module (intended for browser runtimes)
Node projects which depend on filestack-js will follow the
main field in
package.json. When building for the browser, newer tools (like Webpack, Rollup, and Parcel) follow the
browser field, which will resolve to the pre-bundled ES module. Both modules follow the same API, but some methods behave differently based on their runtime. For example,
client.upload treats the file argument as a file path in Node but in browsers it assumes a Blob object.
The pre-bundled browser module is also available in UMD format. This is useful if you are using script tags on a web page instead of bundling your application. It can be retrieved from both the Filestack CDN and the unpkg CDN:
Here is a list of Update 1.0.0’s breaking changes:
filestack.initnow takes 2 arguments,
options. Read more.
- No more default export. The ES module must be imported using qualified imports, such as
import * as filestack from 'filestack-js'.
- Custom source in the picker must now use
customSourceNameto configure the name of the source in the UI. This is no longer pulled from the Filestack application.
rejectOnCancelhas been removed from the picker options.
hideWhenUploadinghas been renamed to
hideModalWhenUploading, since it applies only when
cropFileshave been replaced by a unifying
pickerinstance that exposes methods for controlling the picker lifecycle. Supporting this change are two new picker options,
container, which allow users to configure how their pickers are integrated into the document.
You can find our full changelog here, and please feel free to ask questions.
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