[PD] drag and drop - tkdnd on osx
oliver at klingt.org
Tue Oct 23 21:26:05 CEST 2018
> Hi Oliver,
> I have tried tkdnd a couple of times, especially when tk changed from 8.4 to 8.5 in the pd package (0.47??), but i had less success with it. If i remember correct i was able to drag pd patches onto to the pd window to open them, but what i was looking for was dragging files onto my Pd patch to use a reference to them, so to share their path with my patch. Is this working on windows for you?
i'm not sure i understood correctly what you mean, but yes, i managed to
make dnd work for my own purposes (opening sound/video/text files via
drag and drop onto a specific field ---> their full name gets sent to a
but i had to hack it in a very crude manner that would send shivers of
disgust down every coder's spine ;-)
it's really only a modification of IOhannes' dnd plugin.
anyway, i attached all the necessary files plus instructions where to
put them. you will also find an abstraction of mine called [ol_dropfile]
that outputs the absolute path of any file you drop on it (save for .pd
files, those are put into the patch as objects). plus there is a
helpfile to check if it's working for you.
on my windows 7 machine it works for both PD 0.48 and PD 0.49.
i have to add though that i always use the non-install version of PD
(the .zip package), but that shouldn't really matter in this case.
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