Flutter xfile to file

Flutter XFile to File

Flutter XFile to File

In Flutter, the XFile class is a representation of a file path obtained from file selection (like image selection from the gallery or camera). If you need to convert an XFile instance to a regular File instance, you can do so by using the File constructor.


Let’s say you have an XFile object called selectedFile representing an image file. To convert it to a File object, you can use the following code:

    import 'dart:io';
    import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
    import 'package:image_picker/image_picker.dart';

    void main() {

    class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
      Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return MaterialApp(
          home: Scaffold(
            appBar: AppBar(
              title: Text('Convert XFile to File'),
            body: Center(
              child: ElevatedButton(
                onPressed: () async {
                  XFile selectedFile = await ImagePicker().pickImage(source: ImageSource.gallery);
                  if (selectedFile != null) {
                    File convertedFile = File(selectedFile.path);
                    // Use the convertedFile for further operations
                child: Text('Select Image'),

In this example, we use the ImagePicker plugin to select an image from the device’s gallery. After selecting the image, the selectedFile variable will hold the path of the selected image as an XFile object. We then create a File object called convertedFile using the path obtained from the XFile. You can then utilize this convertedFile object for performing further operations on the file.

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