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Re: [h-e-w] URL drag and drop support

From: David Sitsky
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] URL drag and drop support
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:01:22 +1000

> > I've noticed under Windows I can drag and drop local files into Emacs which is
> > great, but when dragging the "URL" from a browser (Firefox/IE/Chrome), Emacs
> > does not seem to register itself as a valid drop target for this drag type.
> >
> > I am using the standard Windows built 24.4.1 (i686-pc-mingw32).
> >
> > Is this a known issue?
> Yes.  Emacs on Windows supports dragging and dropping only of file
> names, because (AFAIK) that is the only kind of entity for which a
> d-n-d interface exists for C programs.  Dragging and dropping other
> kinds of entities, including URLs, requires C++.
> If someone knows how to do that from a C program, please speak up.

Definitely not my area of expertise.. but is there anything useful in here? is a link to the C code for some dnd code.


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