dropping to the Finder
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Feb 26 10:46:03 CST 2010
Jeff Massung wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> In one of my apps I have a list of things I'd like folks to be able to drag
>> to the Finder, and then when they're dropped I'll assemble the needed parts
>> and write them to a file at the drag destination.
>> I can't figure out how to get the path where the user dropped.
> To my knowledge that's impossible (on every OS). As I understand the
> drag/drop paradigm, you can't see where something is dropped to if the
> target is another application.
But as Jan suggested, how do most FTP clients work? In Interarchy I can
drop to any folder and it works great. I'd like to be able to do
something similar - there must be a way.
> You may want to consider trying a different paradigm if you need to do some
> processing after the drag operation completes. For example, you could
> * Drag a folder from the finder into your app and use that as the
> destination or
> * Select the files and use "ask file" to save the "operation" to a target
> Just some thoughts.
I may have to resort to something like that in the short term. What a
drag (pun intended).
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