Opened 8 years ago
Closed 8 years ago
#9914 closed Feature request (rejected)
Drag&Drop support for browser uploads
|Reported by:||Steven||Owned by:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
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Various websites such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Imgur allow users to upload files by dragging and dropping files directly on to the browser window. However, trying to upload a file by dragging it from FileZilla into the browser window results in the following error.
"Could not determine the target of the Drag&Drop operation.
Either the shell extension is not installed properly or you didn't drop the files into an Explorer window."
Would it be possible to add support for dragging a file into a browser window for file uploads?
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comment:1 by , 8 years ago
comment:2 by , 8 years ago
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Unfortunately this isn't possible. In most cases it isn't possible to determine the target of a drag&drop operation, the Windows API does not provide this functionality.
The target needs to be known though as the source file does not exist.
This is only possible in case of Explorer due to the ICopyHook shell API.
Also, forgot to mention that this only applies to files taken from a remote site. Dragging a file from a local site works as expected.