This class represents a file converter.

For a list of all members of this class, see converter Members.



$au.converter = function() {


ActiveX/Java Uploader allows sending so-called converted files for each of the user-selected files. These files are configured using the converters property of the uploader object. This property accepts a collection of converter instances. Each converter describes one file (source, thumbnail, icon, or ZIP archive) to be uploaded for every file a user selects.

For instance, you set the following collection of converters:


var u = $au.uploader({
    id: 'Uploader1',
    converters: [
        {mode: '*.*=SourceFile'},
        {mode: '*.*=Thumbnail;*.*=Icon', thumbnailFitMode: 'Fit', thumbnailWidth: '120', thumbnailHeight: '120'}

It means that ActiveX/Java Uploader will send an original file and its resized copy or icon. So if a user selects two files (a JPEG image and a PDF document) ActiveX/Java Uploader will send four files:

  • the JPEG image and the PDF file themselves,
  • a resized copy of the image and a PDF icon.