New Bugzilla report Bug 2631
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Feb 23 18:06:48 CST 2005
On 2/23/05 12:24 PM, Frank D. Engel, Jr. wrote:
> File associations are irrelevant for drag 'n drop of document/file icons
> on an app's icon. That much is true for most operating systems.
Not on Macs, though I see now it can be different on Windows. I don't
know about the 'nixes.
I interpreted the original "bug" report as a complaint that any Rev
stack can be dropped on any Rev standalone and the stack will open. On a
Mac (both classic and OS X,) file associations determine this behavior.
If the poster didn't reset the default file type when he built his
standalone, and he's on a Mac, then I'd expect any of his standalones
will open any Rev stack.
On Macs, if you drop a PDF file onto Revolution, nothing happens. Rev
doesn't accept the drop and doesn't launch. The file types (or
extensions in OS X) aren't right, so the OS prevents any action.
In Windows, dropping a stack onto an exe does appear to launch the exe
sometimes, though the file will either error, or in some cases the app
will see it as a text file and open it that way. So I guess that's what
you meant. Windows apps may accept the file as a dropped item, but the
app won't generally be able to work with it.
But the poster was bug-reporting that his standalones open any stacks he
makes. This doesn't sound like a bug to me in any case. It sounds like
exactly the behavior we'd want most of the time. On a Mac, he can change
the file type and creator codes of the standalones to prevent this
behavior. On Windows, I guess there isn't much he can do outside of
writing some code that checks a custom property or something, and then
quitting if it isn't right.
Maybe he will write again and describe the problem more fully.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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