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Accepting dragged items from other applications (such as windows explorer)

Posted on 2002-06-04
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Hi guys I need some help on this one..
I want my program to be able to accept dragged items (filenames to be specific) and then do whatever i want with it (play it ... like winamp does)but when i try to do so with the OnDragOver event on any of the delphi components, my application doesen't react when i drag a file over it. Can anyone help me?
What do I do???
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Question by:dimot2002
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Lee_Nover earned 100 total points
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for things like that I use DragAndDrop suite from anders melander
you can download it from :
http://homepages.borland.com/torry/draganddrop.htm

the homepage was moved and I can't find it

another link :
http://www.users.on.net/johnson/delphi/

you can also 'catch' the WM_DROPFILES message and handle it
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by:kretzschmar
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the drag&drop suite from melander is good,
if it not already suggested, i would have done it

meikl ;-)
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by:paulmoun
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could you provide a bit more info?
Where are you dragging the files from?
where are you trying to drop the files?
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by:dimot2002
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thanx dude
that's what i was lookin 4
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