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VB6 - Drag and drop file/s onto a textbox

Posted on 2006-06-23
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Hello.  I have a text box, and I'd like to be able to drag a file from windows explorer onto it, and have the text box show the full path of the file after it is dropped on there.  It's easy to do this in .NET, but I'm not sure how to do it in VB6.  It would be nice to know how to extract the path of multiple files dragged onto it, though for my use this time only 1 is necessary.  Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks.
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(the TextBox has MultiLine set to True)

Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Text1.OLEDropMode = 1 ' Manual
    Me.OLEDropMode = 1 ' Manual
End Sub

Private Sub Form_OLEDragDrop(Data As DataObject, Effect As Long, Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    If Data.GetFormat(vbCFFiles) Then
        Dim sText As String
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 1 To Data.Files.Count
            sText = sText & Data.Files(i) & vbCrLf
        Next
        Text1.SelText = sText
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_OLEDragDrop(Data As DataObject, Effect As Long, Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    Call Form_OLEDragDrop(Data, Effect, Button, Shift, X, Y)
End Sub
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Thanks!  Worked perfectly..
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