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    Paul Heitkemper's Avatar
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    Feb 20, 2007
    Java drag and drop woes
    I'm trying to get over some specific hurdles in a java swing program.

    As a proof-of-concept, I made a jar that accepts files dropped onto the main window. Pretty simple, really. Just implement the DnD interface and you end up with a list of pathnames. Simple.

    However, what I want to do is allow the user to drop the files onto the icon of my program and launch the program. Similar to dropping a file onto a printer icon and voila, it starts printing.

    I can do this with windows by making a shortcut to "javaw.exe -jar DropTarget.jar", and the file names come in as command line parameters.- the args[] variable in main(String args[]).

    This will not be a file type specific to my program- the user might drop in pdfs, text files, various binary files, etc.

    Any thoughts?

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    Jun 03, 2009
    Same problem
    I am trying to do the same thing. i Noticed that you posted this a while ago and was wondering if you ever found a solution to it.if you did can you please share! thank you!

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