[PD] drag-n-drop support in Pd-extended (TkDND)

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 19 15:05:40 CEST 2011

one of the first things to do could be a drag+drop version of openpanel. I  
suggest to make it with an "take whole canvas" option - so that a file can  
be dropped anywhere in the canvas, and it's symbol location goes to the  
relevant patch sequence.

> Patko and I just got TkDND working on Windows and included Pd-extended
> 0.43.  That means tomorrows nightly build should have it included, and
> its ready for scripting with.  TkDND allows Pd to handle drag-n-drop
> events, so you can do things like drop a file onto the Pd window to open
> it (implemented in the attached plugin) or drop a pd patch onto a canvas
> to make an object (also kind of implemented in the plugin).
> There are lots of interesting ideas possible, I'm hoping you will play
> with it and see what kinds of stuff we can do.  I forgot who originally
> implemented the TkDND stuff for Pd, but this is based on that work, so
> thanks for that.
> .hc

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