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Queries picture from drag and drop action.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
DragDrop 2.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "DragDrop.GetPicture"; droparea { ; ImageType; FileName; index } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
droparea The reference ID for this drop area. Use functions like DragDrop.CreateWithControl to create a drop area. $dropHandle
ImageType The type of image to return.
Either JPEG, PNG, GIF or BMP. Default is JPEG.
"JPEG" Optional
FileName The filename to use for the picture.
Default is "image" with the extension matching the image type.
"test.jpg" Optional
index Index for the file path. Index goes from 0 to DragDrop.GetPathCount-1. 0 Optional


Returns container value with picture.


Queries picture from drag and drop action.
Call this function in the drag action script. This can be a direct picture drag or a file drag where we load the picture file.

Added Windows support for version 10.3 to get JPEG, PNG and GIF. The type depends on content, so image type and index parameters are ignored there.


Queries picture as PNG

MBS( "DragDrop.GetPicture"; $droparea; "PNG"; "myfile.png" )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 22nd September 2021

DragDrop.GetPathCount - DragDrop.GetRTF