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Creates a new drop area which covers the whole window.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
DragDrop 2.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No


This function was deprecated. Use DragDrop.AttachToWindow instead.

MBS( "DragDrop.CreateWithWindow"; WindowRef )   More


Parameter Description Example
WindowRef Window Reference is the unique OS level window ID. You can obtain this by using the Window.FindByTitle or Window.FindByIndex functions. Pass zero to access the frontmost window. 0


Returns Drop Area ID on success.


Creates a new drop area which covers the whole window.
Use DragDrop.Release later to destroy the drop area.
If you use a register (tab controls) on the window, be aware that the drop area actually is in front of the register (tab controls). So you need to check in the script which register page is current and should get the dropped files.
Drag & Drop reference numbers are starting at 31000 and counting up for each new drop area.

Added Windows support for MBS Plugin 8.1 for FileMaker 16 or newer. On Windows the control can't be transparent, so you may not want to use this function on Windows.

Not recommended for Windows. Better use DragDrop.CreateWithControl.


Setup drop area:

Set Variable [ $DragDrop ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.CreateWithWindow"; 0 ) ]
# we accept emails here
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.RegisterDropTypes"; $DragDrop; "Emails") ]
# Script trigger
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.SetDragActionHandler"; $DragDrop; Get ( FileName ); "Trigger") ]
# copy cursor
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.SetCursor"; $DragDrop; 2 ) ]
# Backgound is a picture
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.SetImage"; $DragDrop; DragDrop::MyPicture) ]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 20th April 2021

DragDrop.CreateWithSize - DragDrop.GetAutoResizingMask