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FolderPicker control

This control allows you to explore and select a folder. It also allows the user to create a new folder at the current level being explored.

Here is an example of the control:


FolderPicker no selection:

FolderPicker no selection

FolderPicker selection:

FolderPicker selection

FolderPicker selected:

FolderPicker selected

How to use this control in your solutions

  • Check that you installed the @pnp/spfx-controls-react dependency. Check out the getting started page for more information about installing the dependency.
  • Import the control into your component:
import { FolderPicker, IFolder } from "@pnp/spfx-controls-react/lib/FolderPicker";
  • Use the FolderPicker control in your code as follows:
<FolderPicker context={this.props.context}
                label='Folder Picker'
                  Name: 'Documents',
                  ServerRelativeUrl: `/sites/TestSite/Shared Documents`
                canCreateFolders={true} />
  • To use the FolderExplorer control to fetch folders from different sitecollection in your code as follows:
<FolderExplorer context={this.props.context}
                  Name: 'Documents',
                  ServerRelativeUrl: `/sites/TestSite2/Shared Documents`
  • The onSelect change event returns the selected folder and can be implemented as follows:
private _onFolderSelect = (folder: IFolder): void => {
  console.log('selected folder', folder);
  • If you want to pick a folder outside the current site collection (not the one targeted by the SPFx context), you have to specify which site collection owns the folder. You can do this by setting the siteAbsoluteUrl property to the URL of the site collection that owns the folder.
<FolderPicker context={this.props.context}
                label='Folder Picker'
                  Name: 'Documents',
                  ServerRelativeUrl: '/sites/anotherSite/Shared Documents'
                onSelect={this._onFolderSelect} />


The FolderPicker control can be configured with the following properties:

Property Type Required Description
context BaseComponentContext yes The context object of the SPFx loaded webpart or customizer.
label string yes The label for the control.
rootFolder IFolder yes The lowest level folder that can be explored. This can be the root folder of a library.
siteAbsoluteUrl string no The absolute url of the target site. Only required if rootFolder does not belongs to the current site
defaultFolder IFolder no The default folder to be selected or explored.
required boolean no Is selection required.
disabled boolean no Is the control disabled.
canCreateFolders boolean no Allow current user to create folders on the target location. If enabled, you need to ensure that the user has the required permissions.
onSelect (folder: IFolder): void no Callback function called after a folder is selected.