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FileOpenPicker.PickMultipleFilesAsync | pickMultipleFilesAsync method

Applies to Windows only

Shows the file picker so that the user can pick multiple files. (Windows Store apps)


fileOpenPicker.pickMultipleFilesAsync().done( /* Your success and error handlers */ );


This method has no parameters.

Return value

Type: IAsyncOperation<IVectorView>

When the call to this method completes successfully, it returns a filePickerSelectedFilesArray object that contains all the files that were picked by the user. Picked files in this array are represented by storageFile objects.


Warning  If you try to show the file picker while your app is snapped the file picker will not be shown and an exception will be thrown. You can avoid this by making sure your app is not snapped or by unsnapping it before you call the file picker. The code examples in FileOpenPicker and the File picker sample show you how.


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

None supported


Windows::Storage::Pickers [C++]



See also

File picker sample
Quickstart: Accessing files with file pickers
fileOpenPicker class
filePickerSelectedFilesArray class
Windows.Storage.storageFile class



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