How do you Drag and Drop?

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Damon Danieli

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Jul 22, 1993, 11:31:43 PM7/22/93
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Hi,
I know how to handle files drug onto my program, but how do I allow
the user to actually drag files off me and how do I tell the next app that
this file was drug onto it? Imagine I'm writing
my own file manager...(imagine is the key word here).
--d;

S. Stormacq

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Jul 26, 1993, 3:32:46 AM7/26/93
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The features that allow to make a drag and drop server are *not* (yet ?)
documented by MS.

But there is a very good book called "Undocumented Windows" which explain
a lot of undocumented windows stuff, ie the drag and drop servers.

Seb

ps : sorry, i don't know the exact reference of the book. But it must be easy
to find it.


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Tim King

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Jul 27, 1993, 8:25:32 PM7/27/93
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da...@cac.washington.edu (Damon Danieli) writes:

>I know how to handle files drug onto my program, but how do I allow
>the user to actually drag files off me and how do I tell the next app that
>this file was drug onto it?

This functionality is not documented by Microsoft (yet?). So, any
program that hacks around in order to accomplish this may have to be
changed with the next version of Windows. Hopefully, though, this
is not likely.

Having said that, I like to say that the August 1992 issue of
_Windows Tech Journal_ describes how to do this in Jonathan Zuck's
column "The WinTechnician Is In." The column is on page 66 of the
aforementioned issue.

Hope this helps.
-TimK
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