Class DocsListDialog


Deprecated. The UI service was deprecated on December 11, 2014. To create user interfaces, use the HTML service instead.

A "file-open" dialog for Google Drive. Unlike most UiApp objects, DocsListDialog should not be added to the UiInstance. The example below shows how to display a DocsListDialog in the new version of Google Sheets.

Note that HTML service offers a similar but superior feature, Google Picker. In almost all cases, using Google Picker is preferable.

function onOpen() {
  SpreadsheetApp.getUi() // Or DocumentApp or FormApp.
      .createMenu('Custom Menu')
      .addItem('Select file', 'showDialog')

function showDialog() {
  // Dummy call to DriveApp to ensure the OAuth dialog requests Google Drive scope, so that the
  // getOAuthToken() call below returns a token with the necessary permissions.

  var app = UiApp.createApplication()

  var serverHandler = app.createServerHandler('pickerHandler');


  SpreadsheetApp.getUi() // Or DocumentApp or FormApp.
     .showModalDialog(app,' ');

function pickerHandler(e) {
  var action = e.parameter.eventType;
  var app = UiApp.getActiveApplication();

  if (action == 'selection') {
    var doc = e.parameter.items[0];
    var id =;
    var name =;
    var url = doc.url;
    app.add(app.createLabel('You picked '));
    app.add(app.createAnchor(name, url));
    app.add(app.createLabel('(ID: ' + id + ').'));
  } else if (action == 'close') {
    app.add(app.createLabel('You clicked "Cancel".'));

  return app;

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