Has anybody figured out 'drag form omnis'. 'drop on file system (eg desktop)'

Doug Easterbrook doug at artsman.com
Tue May 25 16:30:26 UTC 2021

hi Phil:

I was hoping that a drag and drop on a system just told me the folder that the file was being dropping into.

if I got an eventlike evDropOnFileSystem with ‘desktop’ or ‘MyFolder’ as the destination, then it's up to me to contextually decide what to do.

if a person, then a vcard format
if a calendar, then an ics format
if a list, then perhaps asked ‘excel or text’

file name could also be prompted….  or simply a ‘clipping’ style of thing with a timestamp.

its then a step to drag from omnis onto excel ….   perhaps an evDropOnOtherApp

I’m looking for options to expedite getting data from our app to other places in intuitive ways.     

for example, you can drag a selection from word onto excel … why not omnis to excel?

Doug Easterbrook
Arts Management Systems Ltd.
mailto:doug at artsman.com
Phone (403) 650-1978

> On May 24, 2021, at 9:54 AM, Phil (OmnisList) via omnisdev-en <omnisdev-en at lists.omnis-dev.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I think it was dragging from the filesystem onto Omnis that they made work cross platform...
> Technically, I wonder what lines of a list would be considered as, if you dropped them onto a desktop... a text document, csv... what about icons pictures etc.
> Seems as though we would need to create a file, and place it where it was dropped... but it seems in Omnis code its the receiver that decodes the drop, not the sender.
> Just some thoughts...
> regards
> Phil Potter
> Based in Chester in the UK.
> On 24/05/2021 16:49, Das Goravani wrote:
>> Didn’t Omnis add that capability recently.. I remember something new about file system files and drag and drop. Am I wrong?
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